Angelina Co. deputies arrest woman in drug bust

Esperanza Cabrera mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Esperanza Cabrera mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A months-long investigation into an alleged drug house netted one arrest Wednesday morning on Silverton Street.

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office served the warrant at 10:17 a.m. and arrested Esperanza Cabrera, 58, at her home. She is being charged with two counts of delivery of cocaine, Sgt. Allen Hill said.

Hill said cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home.

A disabled man was also in the home but not arrested.

The bust began with a few concerned citizens.

"We have a lot of complaints from the neighborhood, just people calling in tips and complaints," Hill said.

The tips led to an investigation which uncovered the truth of what neighbors said was going on.

"An agent in this case was able to buy cocaine from the grandmother," Hill said.

Hill said the woman's grandson was arrested for selling cocaine next door.

"We got a search warrant from the courts downtown," Hill said. "The Hudson P.D., the sheriff's office, the D.P.S. - we all came and executed the search warrant."

So Cabrera was arrested and taken to jail for what she reportedly says was an effort to get by during tough economic times.

"They said they sell drugs to supplement their income," Hill said.

However, illegal avenues for an extra buck often cost more in the long run.

"It's like a DWI - you can't afford it," Hill said. "You get caught, I mean you really can't afford it. The lawyer fee? 'Well, I'll make a few - 600 or 800 a months.' It'll help me get by. We catch you - it'll cost you a whole lot more than that."