Garland firefighter, sons arrested on drug charges

Garland firefighter arrested on drug charges

GARLAND, Texas -- The spokesperson for Garland's Fire Department and two of his sons are facing drug charges after police say they found illegal Xanax in the family home.

Merrill Balanciere Sr. has been with the department for 26 years. His sons, 17-year-old Christian Balanciere and 21-year-old Merrill Balanciere Jr. were arrested. 

An assistant chief said, "We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of ethics, integrity and accountability both professionally and personally."

The department is investigating. 

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