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Drug crimes related to opiods on the rise in Texas

When people think of drug crimes, illegal substances are often the first thing that come to mind. But across the United States, opiod abuse and drug crimes related to prescription pills are sweeping through even the most unassuming towns. In the Rio Grande Valley and other parts of Texas, police are observing a growing trend of opiod abuse in high schools, colleges and homes.

Police dogs help police investigating drug crimes

Police officers have many methods of looking for people who are breaking the law. One of the tactics used by authorities investigating drug crimes involves the use of dogs who are able to sniff out substances. In Texas, a dog has sniffed out over $100 million worth of drugs on Interstate 10 between San Antonio and Houston.

Man's sentence enhanced to 99 years due to history of drug crimes

There are varying opinions across the U.S. on how harshly repeat drug offenders should be treated by the justice system. In Texas, a man was recently sentenced to 99 years for possessing three grams of meth, a sentence which was enhanced due to his prior criminal convictions. This story shines a light on how drug crimes from repeat offenders may be considered by the justice system in Texas.

Drug crimes with big consequences -- growing or mass producing

Texas residents who stand accused of growing or mass producing illegal drugs may face some serious consequences at both state and federal levels if they are convicted. Illegal cultivation and manufacturing are simply drugs crimes that are not treated lightly. Consequences may include significant fines and time behind bars.

Texas drug crimes: Possession facts

Texas residents, or even visitors to the state, who are charged with drug possession may find themselves in tough legal spots. While many believe this is the least serious of all all drug crimes, it does not mean it is something that the state treats lightly. This week this column will address the ins and outs of possession.

Experience matters when defending against charges of drug crimes

Tackling any type of case in the criminal justice system can prove challenging. However, those involving drug crimes are particularly difficult. The state if Texas takes a hard stance on illegal drug use. If you find yourself in the position of needing to defend yourself against drug charges, having an experienced attorney at your side may prove extremely valuable.

Man arrested for alleged drug crimes in Texas

Anyone could find him or herself facing a serious legal predicament. When criminal charges for drug crimes are filed against a person, he or she may feel a sense of panic due to not knowing what steps to take. This feeling is not uncommon, but parties in such predicaments do have avenues that could help them determine how they would like to proceed.

Jail not appropriate in all drug crimes cases

Texas, like most other states, has a big drug problem. There simply are a lot of people who either use or supply them. Drug crimes are not treated lightly in court; however, lawmakers also are aware that jail is not appropriate in every drug crime case. This is where drug courts come in.

Prescription-related drug crimes are no joke

The power of certain prescription medications can make them difficult for some people to resist taking. Those who have access to these drugs are not the people you would think of as having a drug problem. But, sadly, a number of health care professionals in Texas have been charged with prescription-related drug crimes. These individuals have a lot to lose if they are ultimately convicted.

Man indicted by federal grand jury for drug crimes

A federal grand jury recently indicted a Texas man for drug and weapon crimes. Specifically, the man has been accused of possessing over 110 grams of the methamphetamine, along with other drugs and guns at a home. Those accused of drug crimes in Illinois and across the country are presumed innocent of all formal charges unless and until prosecutors are actually able to prove otherwise in court. 

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