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Suspected Smuggler Slams Car into House

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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 3:46 PM

Updated: Nov 15, 2012 4:21 PM

HIDALGO COUNTY - Federal agents arrested a 20-year-old woman after she allegedly slammed a drug-loaded car into a home Thursday in Granjeno.

The woman was trying to escape from agents when her car jumped a ditch and plowed through a chain-link fence and into the house, officials said.

The incident happened before 2 p.m. near the Granjeno-Mission line.

Agents saw the woman loading bundles of drugs into her car and tried to stop her. She fled but lost control two miles later, agents said.

No one was inside the house at the time of the crash. The homeowners said their children were playing in the backyard.

Agents found 300 pounds of marijuana in the car.

The homeowners said they don't have insurance. The family is trying to find a new place to stay for the night.

The suspect, an American citizen, also has an arrest warrant out of Hidalgo County.

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