Authorities in Paris, Texas, took five people into custody after a drug raid at a home on 6th Street N.E. During a search of the property, police found cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine in addition to guns and drug paraphernalia. A 29-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were all charged with manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance. They were also charged with possession of marijuana and endangering a child.
An 18-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were also charged with possession of marijuana and endangering a child. The 25-year-old man was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. They were all taken to Paris Municipal Jail before they were scheduled to be sent to Lamar County Jail.
If a person is charged with committing one or more drug offenses, he or she could be facing serious consequences. For instance, that person could be sent to jail or prison upon being convicted. If a child is in proximity to drugs or drug paraphernalia, a parent could lose some or all rights to that child. Therefore, it is generally a good idea to talk to an attorney about ways to resolve a drug case in a favorable manner.
For instance, it may be possible to argue that there was no intent to possess or be in proximity to drugs or paraphernalia in the presence of a child. It may also be possible to argue that an individual had no intent to possess a drug with the goal of selling it to others. If such a defense is successful, it could result in charges being dropped or dismissed.