On Sept. 25, it was reported that a Texas pilot was sentenced to three years in prison for smuggling drugs across state lines. Further, the 65-year-old man was ordered to surrender his 1969 Piper Comanche and pay a fee of $5,000.
Texas residents who have been arrested or charged with drug dealing or sales offenses may be upset and confused about their next steps. These types of criminal charges can be related to the alleged sale or attempted sale of any form of illegal controlled substance. Some of these substances can include heroin, cocaine, meth, MDMA, and marijuana.
On Sept. 7, a Texas man was taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana and other offenses after he reportedly led police on high-speed chase. Authorities were tipped off to the 24-year-old man at about 6 p.m.
On Aug. 30, three Texas men were taken into custody after the police executed a search warrant at a residence they were in. During the execution of the search warrant, the police reportedly found a number of different drugs, including marijuana, MDMA and Xanax.
On Aug. 12, a Texas state trooper reportedly seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana after pulling a vehicle over for a traffic violation. The traffic stop was conducted on U.S. 77 at about 2:40 p.m.
Two Texas residents were taken into custody after police executed a search warrant at the couple's home on Aug. 7. Authorities said that multiple drugs were taken from the Conroe residence.
Marijuana laws are steadily evolving across the country. However, possessing any amount of marijuana is still a crime in Texas.
Many advocates of marijuana have scoffed at the notion that it is a so-called gateway drug which will inevitably lead to the use and abuse of harder drugs. While its legalization for medical purposes has proven beneficial in some states, the evidence remains that it is linked to increased likelihood of heroin and cocaine use.
On July 27, two Texas men were taken into custody after state troopers allegedly found marijuana and liquid THC in their vehicle. The drugs were reportedly found after a trooper conducted a traffic stop.
Many people do not realize how much the state of Texas frowns upon the possession of marijuana. Even possessing small amounts of the substance may result in severe legal penalties that can affect you for the many years. Although some states have legalized the medical and recreational use of marijuana, Texas is not one of them and currently decriminalizes the use, sale or possession of the substance.