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Driver who fled scene of accident facing drug charges

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.

In Jan. 2019, an officer with the Texas Highway Patrol and an officer with a local narcotics unit were assisting one another with a traffic stop. However, during the stop, the driver apparently unexpectedly fled the scene. Police say he drove upwards of 100 mph, and they quickly lost sight of the man's vehicle.

A short while later, police identified a vehicle they suspected was the one involved in the earlier traffic stop. Although the driver was nowhere to be found, they searched the vehicle and say they found over 500 grams of what they thought was likely methamphetamine. Later testing confirmed this suspicion. Authorities also say they found nearly 2 pounds of marijuana nearby. The driver was located and arrested the following morning.

Defendants who are facing drug charges could end up forking out steep fines and spending years behind bars if convicted. For most Texas defendants, minimizing the potential impact of such consequences is essential. While there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with criminal law matters, getting an early start on reviewing all charges and evidence is usually a good place to start.

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