Texas police say that a recent traffic stop led to high-speed chase that ended in one man's arrest. The driver of the car was indicted on drug charges for possessing methamphetamine with an intent to distribute the drug. Police also allegedly uncovered marijuana at the time of the man's arrest, although it is unclear if he is currently facing any charges for the substance.
Houston police recently arrested a former firefighter accused of stealing funds from an area nonprofit. The Texas man was indicted on multiple allegations, including a charge for a felony-level theft. He is also facing charges from a May 2018 incident in which he allegedly impersonated a public servant.
Police in Texas recently arrested two people accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. The arrests followed a fatal accident in which one person was killed and another was left in a coma. One of those arrested for drunk driving did not cause the accident and was actually in a vehicle that was hit by the other alleged drunk driver.
In Texas, possession of a small amount of marijuana remains a comparatively serious offense that leads to potentially negative repercussions, including fines, incarceration, probation and a permanent criminal record. Normally, that kind of treatment is reserved for conviction of serious drug crimes. Because at least 10 states have legalized or decriminalized the offense, it is all the more difficult for state residents to accept the harsh impact on their lives.