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.
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.
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.