CORPUS CHRISTI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Last year a Texas woman was arrested, accused of selling her 7-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters to settle a drug debt.

This week Esmerelda Garza, of Corpus Christi, was convicted of three counts of selling or purchasing a child.

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(credit: Nueces County Jail)

Officials had been executing a drug warrant when they found a 7-year-old who had been sold for $2,500. It was then they learned that two girls, ages 2 and 3 at the time, were also in the process of being sold.

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Garza, who was also convicted of money laundering and conspiracy to sell or purchase a child, accepted a plea deal of six years for selling her children and two years for the other charges. The sentences will run concurrently.

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A Child Protective Services (CPS) case is pending.