May is watermelon season on the 65 Ranch in Falfurrias, TX. In the Texas summer heat, it's sweaty and sticky amid dust and vines.  But for Brandon Lemos, 18, and David Keller, being out in the field is one of few opportunities in the small ranching town to earn a buck. "Here in South Texas there’s nothing but crime, there’s nothing but drugs. It sucks living here. Especially growing up around it,” Lemos said. Both men were arrested on drug trafficking charges at a young age, part of a growing trend of teens recruited by cartels along the Mexican border. With drug charges on their record, Lemos and Keller struggle to find work other than hourly ranching jobs. "If I don’t get out of here, I ain’t ever gonna get a job and I ain’t gonna do nothing with my life," Keller said. For these young men, a new beginning is about more than making a living. “I’m trying to do my best to keep my son out of it and my kids. That’s all I can say really. I don’t want him to go through what I went through, what my family went through,” Lemos said. 

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