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Drug Charges Archives

57 white supremacist members busted in Texas drug sting

Fifty-seven Texas white supremacist members have been charged with crimes related to drug trafficking and kidnapping conspiracy according to federal authorities. Of the defendants charged, 42 were arrested in late April, 9 of them were already in custody for unrelated crimes, and 6 are still at large. The charges were announced on April 30.

Father and son charged for transporting marijuana

On May 3, Texas authorities took a father and son into custody after accusing them of transporting a large amount of marijuana and cash. The arrest occurred after authorities received a tip about potentially suspicious activity in a San Marcos apartment complex.

Former Texas high school principal facing drug charges

Three people in Amarillo were taken into custody on drug charges on April 24, including the former principal of Sunray High School. Police in Amarillo came to a hotel on Western Plaza Drive after hearing complaints of trespassers in the area at around 2:30 a.m.

Police recover 14 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Texas on the afternoon of April 6 led to the discovery of 14 pounds of marijuana along with quantities of ecstasy and the opioids Hydrocodone and Oxycodone according to a report from the Nacogdoches Police Department. A 26-year-old Mississippi man has been taken into custody in connection with the drug haul. Initial reports indicate that the man was being detained at the Nacogdoches County Jail.

Texas leads nation in exonerations after false drug convictions

The national rate of exonerations in criminal cases has dropped along with the number of exonerations in Texas, particularly in Harris County. The county was home to a number of criminal exonerations over the years after testing showed that a number of defendants convicted of drug charges were actually innocent. While the county has continued to sort through past cases, it has found fewer wrongful convictions in recent years as many of the highest-priority cases were previously addressed.

Large-scale arrests target heroin in Texas

There were 17 people arrested in Texas in late February 2018, accused of being members of the Barrio Azteca gang, reported Texas Department of Public Safety officials, who held a news conference to announce the arrests. The arrests are related to drug charges and came as part of what Texas police referred to as "Operation Heroin Battle." The arrests involved a number of state and national law enforcement departments, including local agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, federal Drug Enforcement Agency, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Homeland Security.

More than 20 people taken into custody on drug charges

Texas officials say some of the 23 suspects they have taken into custody on drug-related charges have ties with the Aryan Brotherhood. Deputies began their undercover operation in October 2016 as a way to find methamphetamine dealers instead of users. According to law enforcement, the dealers were selling black tar heroin as well.