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FBI statistics show drug arrests on the rise

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report indicates that the number of drug arrests increased nationwide in 2016 by 5.63 percent. Law enforcement agencies reported upwards of 1.5 million arrests for the violation of drug laws during that year, many of which occurred in Texas. More than 1.33 million of those arrests, accounting for 84.6 percent of the total, were for drug possession. Approximately 41 percent of the arrests were related to marijuana, the overwhelming majority of which were for marijuana possession.

Drug charges can carry significant sentences

Texas residents who have been arrested or charged with drug dealing or sales offenses may be upset and confused about their next steps. These types of criminal charges can be related to the alleged sale or attempted sale of any form of illegal controlled substance. Some of these substances can include heroin, cocaine, meth, MDMA, and marijuana.

Do you understand the marijuana possession laws in Texas?

Many people do not realize how much the state of Texas frowns upon the possession of marijuana. Even possessing small amounts of the substance may result in severe legal penalties that can affect you for the many years. Although some states have legalized the medical and recreational use of marijuana, Texas is not one of them and currently decriminalizes the use, sale or possession of the substance. 

Doak Walker Award recipient facing criminal drug, weapons charges

An NFL rookie is facing misdemeanor charges following an incident that occurred at the University of Texas on July 16. D'Onta Foreman, a running back with the Houston Texans, was one of at least seven men who were arrested after police responded to a call near a residence hall at 12:24 a.m. Law enforcement officials took the third-round draft pick into custody after arriving at the scene, where a marijuana odor was reportedly emanating from three cars that were parked in the area.

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