On Nov. 21, a 25-year-old man was taken into custody in Texas after police saw him driving erratically. The man was in the 4600 block of Little Road in Arlington. Police say marijuana was in the vehicle in plain sight.
The man also had cash, more than 3,000 Xanax pills, 30 bottles of promethazine, other narcotics and cash. The promethazine was enough to make more than 4,700 bottles of cough syrup. It is an ingredient in a drug that is called "lean" or "purple drank" and can lead to a deadly overdose if it is mixed with alcohol or other drugs.
The total value of all the items in the man's car was estimated at $30,000 with the promethazine worth $15,000. The man is facing charges of possession of marijuana and manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.
A person who is facing a drug charge may want to talk to an attorney about options. A person should not assume that the penalties will be minor simply because it is a charge for possessing a relatively small amount. In addition to the legal repercussions of a drug conviction, it could affect a student's access to loans or other types of assistance. There may be several options for a person depending on the circumstances. For example, if the evidence is not very convincing, a person might want to go to trial. If the person's rights were violated in the course of the investigation or while being taken into custody, evidence could be dismissed, and this could lead to the dismissal of the entire case. Another option could be a plea bargain. This might allow a person to plead guilty and receive a lighter penalty.
Source: Dallas Patch, "Man Arrested In Arlington With $30,000 Worth Of Drugs, Cash", Payton Potter, Jan. 4, 2018