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“Love After Lockup” star busted for drug possession in Texas

Posted by Matthew Maddox | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Aug. 6, “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” star Tracie Wagaman was arrested for alleged drug possession in Texas. The incident took place in Tarrant County.

According to media reports, Wagaman, age 39, was taken into custody by officers from the Bedford Police Department and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $5,000. In her mug shot, she looked unkempt and upset. She also had one side of her head shaved. If convicted, she would normally face between two and 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. However, because she has a previous criminal record, she could face between five and 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine under the Texas three strikes law.

“Life After Lockup” follows the lives of prison inmates after they get released from prison. In the WE TV series, Wagaman fell in love and married Clint Brady after doing time in the Texas prison system. The reality TV stars had been very active on social media until recently.

Individuals charged with drug crimes can face harsh consequences in Texas, including years in prison and steep fines. The penalties can be even more severe for those who have previous convictions on their record. However, by contacting a criminal defense attorney, a defendant might be able to obtain a more positive outcome. Under some circumstances, the attorney might be able to successfully challenge the prosecution's evidence and get the charges dropped. In other situations, legal counsel might be able to negotiate a plea bargain that lowers the charges and helps the defendant obtain a lighter sentence.

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