To be found in apparent possession of illegal or controlled substances is a frightening prospect for anyone. While physical evidence of alleged criminal activity may not look promising, the presumption of innocence still prevails in this country, and every accused individual has the right to his or her day in court. For one Texas couple facing multiple drug charges, that day is coming soon.
On Dec. 16, officers from the Robinson Police force and the McLennan County Sherriff’s Office raided a house on Billington Drive. The search warrant execution was part of an ongoing investigation of the house and its occupants. The residents of the house, a 23-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and their 2-year-old child were all at home at the time of the raid.
Upon searching the home, officers say they found and seized two guns, 166 grams of a marijuana product, around 6 pounds of marijuana, drug-related equipment, and $67,000 in cash. Two luxury vehicles were also seized. The two adults were arrested, and the child was placed into the custody of Child Protective Services. The man and woman were charged with money laundering, manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
Needless to say, the situation is highly disruptive to the family of the accused. The evidence seems substantial; however, a thorough review of the case may reveal a strategy for a defense. A skilled defender would be a significant asset in this situation, or to anyone facing drug charges in Texas. If accused of a drug crime, consider contacting an experienced and determined defense lawyer to help with the case.
Source: wacotrib.com, “2 arrested in Robinson drug raid“, Kristin Hoppa, Dec 17, 2016