Grandmother sent to prison for meth

A 50 year old Parker County grandmother who had methamphetamine in the home she shared with her grandchildren was convicted of meth possession and sentenced to 18 years in prison yesterday by a Parker County jury.

A Crime Stoppers tip last February led the Parker County Special Crimes Unit to the home of 50-year-old Carol Cruz in southern Parker County. During a conversation with the officers, Cruz admitted she had meth, syringes, and needles in the home and showed officers where they were hidden.

She had five previous felony convictions over the course of about 25 years for drug offenses–for both using and selling narcotics. Cruz, a home healthcare provider, testified she used the drug before driving her car on numerous occasions. She will be eligible for parole in approximately four years, Rhodes said.

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