Texas police departments have been engaging in ongoing traffic stops, searches and arrests related to drug trafficking and possession issues. In one case, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division joined with the San Angelo Police Department to execute a search warrant at one home in San Angelo.

During the search of the home on Jan. 31, police stated that they found and seized 300 grams of THC candy, an edible product made from the active ingredient of marijuana. In addition, they also found 12 grams of powdered MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy. Police stated that they also found and seized a small amount of cannabis as well as what they described as drug distribution paraphernalia. After the search of the home, police arrested three people and charged them with a series of drug offenses. One 19-year-old was charged with two counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance as well as possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

Another 23-year-old man was also charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. The third offender, a 19-year-old, was charged with the same two offenses as well as possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1A.

Drug charges can carry serious, lifelong penalties that are difficult to escape. Many prosecutors and police departments in Texas aggressively pursue drug offenses, and convictions can come with expensive fines, prison time and a felony criminal record. A criminal defense attorney can help a client facing drug charges mount a strong defense. The lawyer could challenge searches or improper law enforcement behavior and provide a vigorous factual defense.