When investigators from the Special Crimes Unit at the Galveston County Sheriff's Department caught wind of a plot to smuggle contraband into the county jail, the response was to interrogate a sheriff's deputy. They confronted the 23-year-old deputy who had only worked at the agency for four months when he arrived at work.
Texas continues to maintain its strict enforcement of marijuana laws. If you possess marijuana or cannabis oil, you may be in for some harsh penalties. However, you may have heard that cannabidiol, or CBD, oil is different.
A 37-year-old Texas man has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession charges after two marijuana plants were allegedly found in his father's home. Henry Jamaar Taylor faces up to 180 days in jail and a fine of $2,000 if convicted. Taylor, who attended Texas A&M University, was appointed the assistant coach of the Robert R. Vela High School football team after an injury-plagued professional career. He was selected as a wide receiver by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL draft.
Two men are facing felony drug charges after police allegedly discovered more than 8 pounds of marijuana during a July 2 traffic stop. The 28-year-old and 27-year-old Houston residents are said to have been on their way to Louisiana when a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper pulled over their car on U.S. Highway 59 in Angelina County at approximately 12:15 p.m. Reports indicate that a significant quantity of pills and about 50 grams of a controlled liquid were also found in the vehicle.
In Texas and around the country, people who are charged with offenses such as arson or murder may have hate crimes charges added if law enforcement authorities believe that they were motivated by bias. Hate crimes are prosecuted under federal law and may result in enhanced penalties.