A pharmacist in Texas currently faces 12 felony criminal charges involving drugs. His alleged drug crimes include selling marijuana and various prescription drugs that are commonly abused. The man facing drug charges is 33 years old.
A police officer in Texas currently faces drug-related charges. According to authorities, the man gave a possible drug dealer information that made it possible for him to avoid other law enforcement officers. However, those accused of drug crimes are presumed innocent until and unless their guilt can be proved in a court of law.
Five individuals have been taken into custody on drug charges in Texas. Their arrests for drug crimes took place on a recent Tuesday at a home. There, police reportedly seized 67 grams of crystal and liquid methamphetamine after serving a search and arrest warrant.
A 28-year-old woman in Texas recently pleaded guilty to homicide resulting from criminal negligence and thus will spend 400 days in prison after accepting a plea deal. According to authorities, the woman caused her baby to die by co-sleeping with the child, and methadone was also found in the child's system. This is not the woman's first run-in with the law; she was previously accused of other drug crimes in Texas as well.
Three individuals were recently arraigned on charges of possessing drugs in Texas. The arraignments related to their alleged drug crimes took place on a Wednesday. The three parties -- two women and a man -- were taken into custody in apparently unrelated incidents.
Twenty people were recently taken into custody as part of a police crackdown on drugs in Central Texas. Police say that the drug ring targeted had ties to another state as well. Those in the Lone Star State who face federal charges for drug crimes fortunately have the right to defend themselves aggressively against the accusations in the criminal court system.
A 20-year-old is being held on Texas murder charges after he allegedly shot another man during an argument over a drug deal. Authorities say the drama unfolded in late August outside of a Little Caesars Pizza shop in Wichita Falls. Two 22-year-old males were said to be quarreling over drugs. One man was shot and died less than 12 hours later. In Texas and many other jurisdictions, a significant number of homicides also involve allegations of drug crimes.
The drug crisis across the country leads to more and more drug deals ending in violence. The addiction and desperate need for drugs have people resorting to whatever means possible. In Texas, one man is being charged with aggravated robbery while using a deadly weapon during one of these drug crimes.
Many Texas cities cite problem areas where alleged drug activities occur. Often, undercover police officers infiltrate locations where drug crimes are suspected. Recently, Austin police officers issued warrants for over 80 people following a month-long operation.
Search warrants are often obtained by police officers in Texas when illicit activity is suspected. In many cases, information is provided to the police and they make a determination if further investigation is required. There are specific guidelines that must be followed to ensure that a search warrant is obtained legally and that procedures are properly followed. Recently, an arrest was made in Bexar County after a search warrant was obtained that resulted in two people being charged with alleged drug crimes.