Up to $1000 fine and jail time for price gouging

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Local law enforcement agencies are on the lookout to prosecute those trying to bump up prices on essential items.

Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez said that if you are caught price gouging, you can be fined up to $1,000 and spend up to 180 days in prison.

“Because if we have someone on the side of the road that just stops and is selling these necessities that are greatly needed at these times and are price gouging, the cities can cite them,” said Ricardo Rodriguez, Hidalgo County District Attorney.

Authorities urge people to call your local law enforcement agency and report any price gouging.

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