Woman Arrested for Attempting to Sell a Child For $2,500

According to police, Esmerelda Garza, 29, and her boyfriend owed money for drugs and she was ready to sell anything, or anyone, to pay it off, the affidavit stated.

Garza and two others were arrested by Troopers with Texas’ Department of Public Safety on Friday as she tried to complete the sale of her 7-year-old son to pay off her $2,500 debt, according to the affidavit.

They carried out a search warrant at a home near Corpus Christi on Friday. A woman in that home confessed to police that she bought the boy from Garza for that sum, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

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