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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:00 am


A teenager who had been going door to door trying to sell marijuana early Thursday was arrested after he went to the residence of a Brownsville police officer, police said.

Anthony Carrazco, 19, was arrested at the officer’s apartment at approximately 3:30 a.m. when he tried to sell the officer three ounces of marijuana, said police spokesman Jimmy Manrrique. He was later charged with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

The officer at the apartment found a 9mm handgun in Carrazco’s possession, said Manrrique. Because the apartment was located near a school zone, the charges were upgraded to state jail felonies, he added.

Later Thursday morning, Carrazco went before a municipal judge who set his bond at $10,000 and sent him to Carrizalez-Rucker-Rucker Detention Center.

The apartment is in the downtown area near UTB-TSC; however, the address was not released because of security reasons.

"(Carrazco) went to an apartment building in the downtown area," Manrrique said. "He had over three ounces of marijuana in his possession and obviously looking for people to buy marijuana from him."

An intoxicated Carrazco went door to door looking for a buyer and when a man opened the door, he made the offer, police said.

"(Carrazco) asked him if he wanted to buy marijuana," Manrrique said. "This person he approached is a Brownsville police officer. The officer said he would be right back and went to go get his badge and handcuffs."

Carrazco was cooperative and didn’t offer any resistance.

Once Carrazco was under arrest, the officer searched him and found a 9mm handgun in his bag where he kept the drugs, the spokesman said. The officer also called on-duty officers to his house, where they picked up Carrazco.


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