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October 2019 Archives

Baking cannabis cookies is a serious crime in Texas

Texas residents who are convicted on first-degree felony charges can be sent to prison for up to 99 years. Such sentences are generally reserved for individuals who commit violent crimes like murder, but they can also be handed down to defendants who committed what many people would consider relatively minor narcotics offenses. Under current Texas law, an individual who bakes a batch of cannabis brownies and then offers them to friends at a party could spend the rest of their life behind bars.

Car accident leads to marijuana seizure

A three-vehicle accident in Texas on Oct. 19 led to the discovery of more than 100 pounds of marijuana. A 28-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the seized drugs. He has been charged with suspicion of marijuana possession and cited for speeding and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. He also has three outstanding warrants for failing to maintain financial responsibility for a motor vehicle according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Drugs found in car during traffic stop

Police in Texas have reported that a 54-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were taken into custody on the evening of Oct. 10 after illegal drugs were found in their vehicle during a routine traffic stop. The man has been charged with drug possession, and his bond has been set at $6,000. The woman faces drug manufacturing and distribution charges and is being held on a $30,000 bond.

Arrests increase despite drop in violent crimes

A trend is emerging across the United States that may interest residents of Texas. Though crime has been declining for several decades, studies show that arrest numbers have increased. A new study found that people across the United States are now much more likely to be arrested before the age of 26 than those in previous generations.

When can prescription drugs lead to criminal charges?

Taking another person's prescription medication might seem like a good idea when you have something wrong and can't make it to the doctor right then. Deciding to do this can lead to criminal charges for you and the person who provides you with the medications. Unfortunately, this is a difficult situation to find yourself in.

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