- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas sheriff’s deputy and her brother have been charged with conspiracy in an indictment accusing them of drug trafficking.

Deputy Amy Reyes of the Starr County Sheriff’s Office and Bobby Lee Reyes are named in a two-count indictment returned Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Laredo. A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office says the two Rio Grande City residents were arrested Nov. 10 at a Border patrol checkpoint in Hebbronville with 12 bundles of marijuana hidden under the carpet of their vehicle’s floor.

Agents estimated the weight of the marijuana totaled about 77 pounds.

Messages left with a sheriff’s spokeswoman and attorneys for the two defendants were not returned Tuesday.

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