Police Make An Arrest In Suspected Bootlegging

An East Texas woman is busted for allegedly bootlegging.   50-year old Maria Sanchez of Tyler was arrested last night for Illegal Possession of Alcohol in a Dry Area.   Tyler police seized 619 cans of beers and 3 ice chests at Sanchez's home. Officers say they made the bust after a neighbor complained about alcohol being sold in their neighborhood.

"If you have more 12 cans of 12 ounce beer or 1 quart of liquor then you may the intent to sell and we look at all of the circumstance to determine that are they selling or not selling," says Officer Don Martin, Tyler Police Department.

Bootlegging is a Class B misdemeanor. Officer Martin says after 2 or more convictions the charge will then be upgraded to a state jail felony.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.  kdavis@kltv.com