California mom might go to jail for selling ceviche on Facebook


A single mother of six might be going to jail because she sold homemade ceviche in a Facebook group.

San Joaquin County officials, who would seem to have a lot of free time these days, busted Mariza Reulas selling ceviche on a Facebook group called 209 Food Spot – a group in which members share recipes, organize potlucks, and sometimes sell food.

“Somebody would be like, ‘Oh I don’t have anything to trade you, but I would love to buy a plate,'” Reulas said to KTXL.

One of those interested was an undercover cop who, as part of a sting operation last year, cited about a dozen people for operating a food facility and the other for engaging in business, both without permits.

While everyone else cited accepted a plea deal for three years of probation, Reulas did not. Now her case is going to court and, should she lose, Ruelas could serve jail time.

“It was just, like unreal, that they were saying you could face up to a year in jail,” she said.