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February 2018 Archives

Man sentenced in drug trafficking case

A 39-year-old man from Texas was sentenced to life in a federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation. Authorities say that he took part in the scheme despite the fact that he was in jail since he was taken into custody in December 2016. He was sentenced for drug possession and distribution charges in August 2017.

Series of traffic stops lead to marijuana seizures

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that in one week of traffic stops in Oldham County, it seized more than 269 pounds of marijuana with a value of $1.6 million. One state trooper pulled over a 2017 Nissan Sentra for an unspecified traffic violation on Feb. 6 as the car drove east on Interstate 40 past Vega. During a search of the vehicle, the police said that they found 123 pounds of cannabis hidden inside, carrying a value of approximately $746,000.

How drug court can benefit you and your community

If you live in Texas and are facing a drug-related criminal charge, you may have fears about having to spend time behind bars. Depending on the circumstances of your crime and whether you have an existing criminal record, among other considerations, you may have an option available to you as an alternative to serving jail time.

Grow house found in Texas home

A couple faces felony charges after a drug raid on a house near Dripping Springs. Deputies executed a search warrant in Hays County on Jan. 31 and took a young woman into custody after finding around 150 marijuana plants. Her alleged accomplice was taken into custody on Feb. 5. The two face charges for felony possession as well as manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.