Deputy constable arrested on drug and money laundering charges

Authorities say when the deputy and his girlfriend were taken into custody, he was placed in his own handcuffs.

Video Transcript

- We are learning much more now about a Harris County deputy constable accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine along with his girlfriend. Federal law enforcement says Alexander Reyes and his girlfriend Priscilla Cervantes is of Huffman laundered more than $300,000 over four months. Authorities say those hundreds of thousands of dollars were funds from drug deals. They are also facing charges of drug possession with intent to distribute. They now face 10 years to life in prison. The Precinct 1 constable's office told us, quote, "Our community expects us to hold ourselves accountable. I want the community to know that we took proactive steps to investigate this case with the FBI."