A mother is behind bars following allegations that she may have been involved in the transportation of an illegal substance. She was arrested for the supposed drug offense and charged alongside another individual. Texas police also state that she had her child with her at the time of the incident.
The 26-year-old woman who authorities arrested has been an officer in the juvenile division of the local police department since 2011. It is suspected that she met with her boyfriend in a parking lot, where he handed over cocaine to her. After accepting it, she apparently went back into her vehicle with her 6-year-old son and began to drive away.
Shortly afterward, she was pulled over by police and arrested. Her boyfriend was also arrested, and they both face charges similar charges for the alleged offense. While her boyfriend has been jailed without bond, she is currently being held on a bond of $1 million.
Accusations of a drug offense that involves a child are often treated seriously in order to best protect any child involved. Despite that, this Texas officer’s charge of both the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance is merely an accusation, and, although any supposed involvement of a child may cause emotions to run high for some, her rights must be protected and maintained throughout the entirety of the trial court proceedings. As such, the burden of proof does not rest on her but rather with the prosecution, who must be able to prove that every aspect of this felony charge is viable and accurate.
Source: ksat.com, "Sheriff: Houston cop transported kilo of cocaine", , Aug. 22, 2014