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June 2018 Archives

Several suspects arrested in West Texas drug conspiracy

Federal Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency along with officers from Brownfield Police and Texas Department of Public Safety coordinated raids across the South Plains and West Texas on the morning of June 21. The operation was related to a series of investigations involving the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. More than a dozen individuals were arrested in the process.

Republican Party of Texas adopts pro marijuana platform

Large majorities of delegates voted in favor of marijuana decriminalization, expansion of medical cannabis and hemp production at the recent Texas Republican convention. The group also called on Congress to remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 list of controlled substances.

Is legalization of recreational marijuana soon to come in Texas? Texas GOP backs that idea.

Texas presently operates under the Compassionate Use Act. Governor Greg Abbott signed this bill into law in 2015, and although it does allow for some medical marijuana use in the Lone Star State, there are plenty of limitations. 

Actor faces multiple criminal charges

Texas residents who are fans of actor Vince Vaughn may have heard that he was taken into custody for DUI on June 10. He was stopped at a checkpoint about 12:30 a.m. between Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. After being taken into custody, he was sent to Manhattan Beach Jail before being released. In addition to the DUI, he was also charged with resisting efforts to take him into custody.

Man sentenced to 65 years following conviction on drug charges

A Texas man was sentenced to 65 years in prison on May 31 after he was convicted on possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The 36-year-old man reportedly had five previous felony convictions, leading him to be charged as a habitual offender. He was sentenced by a jury following 90 minutes of deliberation.

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