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May 2018 Archives

Mexican authorities helping to catch drug crimes at the border

States along the Mexico border often have additional security concerns related to the drug trade. Typically, drug crimes related to trafficking from Mexico into Texas are handled by U.S. Border Patrol and DEA agents. However, Mexican authorities may also collaborate on some of these busts.

Former nurse arrested for drug crimes admits to addiction

The increase in illegal use of prescription drugs has led to charges being laid on health care professionals. A former nurse in Texas was recently arrested in relation to multiple drug crimes and charged with three counts of obtaining drugs through fraud and four counts of possession of controlled substances. Her co-workers reported her to police after allegedly discovering her involvement in stealing prescription pills.

Texas has 8th most drunk driving deaths in United States

Impaired driving is a serious issue across the United States. According to recent data, Texas has the eighth highest number of drunk driving collisions that result in death. When asked about this data, police in Austin said that their goal was to decrease the number of people driving under the influence across the city.

Do you know what to do when police question you after an arrest?

On television and in the movies, police escort a suspect into a blank room with nothing but a table, a couple of chairs and a two-way mirror. They sit him or her down and begin the questioning. They use "good cop, bad cop" style interrogations or lay out the alleged evidence against them. Inevitably, the suspect either begins to talk or says nothing and asks for a lawyer.

North Texas cashier accused of theft using falsified returns

One of the most common types of theft comes from employees stealing or embezzling money from their workplace. Cashiers often have the opportunity to commit such crimes as they work closely with often large amounts of money. In Texas, a former cashier has been charged with theft of over $4,000 in cash. The charges come following an accusation from the supermarket where he was employed.

57 people face charges for drug crimes re North Texas meth bust

Violent organizations such as gangs are often involved in major stories about illegal activity. Recently, 57 people connected with several white supremacist groups have been charged with drug crimes. As of Monday, April 30, 51 of these individuals were in custody and six others were being sought by police.

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