On Sept. 7, a Texas man was arrested after law enforcement officers allegedly found a large quantity of marijuana in his Sugar Land home. The defendant has been charged with felony possession of marijuana and money laundering.
Authorities in Texas took a 29-year-old man into custody after 200 pounds of marijuana were found in his home. Authorities also said that they found a handgun, packaging materials and a scale during a search of the man's residence. He was officially charged with possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office reports that two people were arrested following a drug bust. The pair were taken into custody on August 24 after a search warrant was executed on a home located in the Missouri City area of Texas.
A Texas couple ended up in jail after an anonymous tip alerted police in Lacy Lakeview about marijuana at their apartment. The police chief said that officers reported finding the man and woman with approximately 1 pound of marijuana at an apartment on the 3500 block of Meyers Lane. Police said that packages and scales were also present at the location, which raised suspicions about an intent to distribute.
A Texas man was charged with felony drug possession after a deputy with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office allegedly discovered about a pound of cannabis in his pickup truck during a routine traffic stop on the evening of Aug. 9. The man and his 41-year-old male passenger were both taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Liberty County Jail to be processed, according to reports. The incident took place near the intersection of U.S. Route 90 and Farm-to-Market Road 770 in the vicinity of Raywood.
Individuals in Texas and throughout the country can be charged with crimes related to selling or possessing drug paraphernalia. This can be true even if a person is not in possession of a controlled substance like cocaine or marijuana. The law divides paraphernalia into items used to ingest a drug and those used to distribute a drug. In some cases, it may not be clear whether a person was using an item for legal or illegal purposes.
Three Texas law enforcement agencies worked together on July 21 to end a high-speed chase that began in Sherman County and ended in Moore County. Deputies from the Moore County Sheriff's Office say that the individual behind the wheel of the vehicle being pursued was likely attempting to elude law enforcement because he was transporting about 80 pounds of marijuana. The suspect was arraigned at the Moore County Jail on drug charges before being turned over to deputies from the Sherman County Sheriff's Office.
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.
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.