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Marijuana arrests still seen as serious drug crimes in Texas

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.

Police file drug crimes charges for pair in Walmart parking lot

Walmart tends to be a one-stop shop for many people's needs. However, Texas police say that a couple was using a Walmart parking lot to cook up something that they did not purchase from the grocery section of the store. Both people have since been arrested and charged with committing drug crimes. It is not clear if their bond has been set yet.

Texas men charged with enhanced drug crimes

Two Texas men were recently arrested for allegedly running a drug operation out of a suburban home. Both are facing enhanced drug crimes charges because of the home's proximity to a drug free zone. The two supposedly admitted that the drugs were theirs, and have since posted bond.

Police arrest 2 men for alleged drug crimes

Two men were recently arrested for drug-related activity in a Walmart parking lot. Facing charges for several drug crimes, at least one of the men was also wanted in another jurisdiction for similar reasons. It is not clear if either of the two are still in police custody.

Drug crimes charges filed against Texas man

Criminal charges can have a significant impact on defendant's lives. Convictions can follow people for years to come, making it difficult to carry on with life as normal. For those facing serious criminal allegations -- such as drug charges -- prompt action regarding defense options is usually a smart idea.

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.

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.

Possession and use of cannabis are drug crimes in Texas

Laws governing the use and distribution of medical marijuana vary from state to state. In Texas, cannabis is illegal save for exceptions laid out in the Compassionate Use Act of 2015. It is important for anyone using or seeking to use medical marijuana to understand these laws, as those who unlawfully possess or distribute the substance can be charged with drug crimes.

Year-long bust leads to 40 arrests related to drug crimes

The trafficking of illegal substances can often involve many different participants. In Texas, a year-long investigation has led to 40 arrests related to an alleged cartel drug ring. The alleged drug crimes are said to have originated in a mechanic shop in Austin and have ties to Mexican cartel La Familia.

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