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Texas attorney facing drug charges after traffic stop

A Texas attorney faces spending up to 99 years in prison on felony drug charges after quantities of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs were allegedly found in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop on the night of July 20. The 50-year-old man was released from the Williamson County Jail on July 21 after posting a $50,000 bond. He has been charged with a first-degree felony count of manufacturing a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Court documents and police reports suggest that he could face additional drug possession charges.

Prosecutors dismiss cases because of inadequate testing

A new Texas law will make it legal to farm hemp, which is defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC. However, there is currently no way to determine how much THC is in a given product. A lack of sufficient testing has resulted in 235 cases being dropped in Tarrant County since June 10. The Dallas County Crime Lab has said that it won't take new cases until the issue is fixed.

Texas deputy facing drug and bribery charges

A Bexar County Sheriff's Office corporal who worked in the county jail's detention unit has been taken into custody and charged with drug possession, drug possession with the intent to distribute and bribery. He was transferred to a detention facility in another county to avoid a conflict of interest according to the BCSO.

What is a drug free zone in Texas?

Texas and other states around the country establish drug free zones for a sole purpose: Protect children from exposure to drug distribution and drug use. While the intentions are good in nature, many individuals suffer harsher penalties after an arrest. Additionally, many people are unaware of what a drug free zone signifies. 

Texas school superintendent charged with drug possession

A routine traffic stop on March 6 led to a major Texas school superintendent being detained. The man, who has been superintendent of the Waco Independent School District since April 2017, was charged with misdemeanor possession of drugs. He was booked into Robertson County Jail, which is located in Franklin.

Texas judge denies bonds for 2 men arrested in drug raid

An investigation of drug activity in a Marlin neighborhood resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for a residence at 300 Durr St. According to reports, sheriff's deputies in Falls County raided the property and arrested two 40-year-old men and one 17-year-old minor. Within the property, law enforcement officers reported finding over $1,000 in cash, 9 grams of methamphetamine, small bags of marijuana, digital scales, a surveillance system, a .45 caliber handgun and a modified .22 rifle.

Teens who share drugs may be held responsible for related crimes

Because of advances in technology, it's easier for teens in Texas and elsewhere in the country seeking controlled substances to find ways to do so. While marijuana and alcohol are still the main substances illegally obtained by teens, some young people within this age group are also experimenting with prescription drugs, potent narcotics, and various street drugs. Teens typically obtain drugs by pooling their money together, getting them from a friend who has access to drugs, or stealing prescription drugs from medicine cabinets at home.

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