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February 2013 Archives

Police dog sniffs out cocaine possession

A routine traffic stop in the Texas panhandle by a state trooper did not end well for a motorist who now faces a prison sentence and $10 million in fines for drug trafficking. Troopers arrested the man on a federal drug charge after a drug-sniffing dog alerted police to 16 pounds of cocaine in the man's pickup truck in November 2012. He was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on federal cocaine trafficking charges stemming from the traffic stop.According to reports of the incident, an officer saw the accused improperly signaling as he changed lanes multiple times on Interstate 40. After stopping the vehicle, the officer asked for permission to search the pickup. The driver refused to allow a search. It appears that the officer did not have probable cause to search the vehicle, but that quickly changed when another trooper showed up with a dog trained to detect drugs.

Criminal case against father has tragic overtones

The emotional trauma of witnessing the death of his two young sons might be the defense an Alvin construction worker relies upon as he faces a criminal charge for killing the drunk driver who ran into them. The dead driver had a blood alcohol level that was twice the 0.08 legal limit in Texas.The accused father of four was pushing his disabled truck toward his home with the aid of his 12-year-old and 11-year-old sons when the driver rammed into the back of the truck. When sheriff's deputies arrived, the driver of the car was dead with a single bullet wound in his head. Investigators did not find a gun, but they recovered a holster and ammunition in a search of the suspect's home.

Parishioners prevent theft crimes in church

A 47-year-old man's attempted theft crimes in a Houston church were foiled when he was confronted by church members who were alerted by the sound of an alarm. A gaping hole in the ceiling of an office in the church bears testament to the burglary suspect's failed efforts to escape. Police arrested the man after church members bound him with tape and electrical cord. The man is being held on a felony burglary charge. A second suspect managed to get away before police arrived. It appeared to police investigating the crime that the suspects were after money, musical instruments and an amplifier. The church had been the scene of a burglary two weeks earlier in which thieves got away with a keyboard and guitars.

Defendant pleads no contest in Texas DWI case

The death of a 24-year-old motorcyclist in 2009 resulted in intoxicated manslaughter charges against the 27-year-old law student whose vehicle ran over her. The case against the now-graduated law student ended Jan. 25 with his no contest plea to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Sentencing is slated for February. Evidence showed that both the motorcyclist and the 27-year-old were intoxicated. The driver had a blood alcohol content level of 0.13, according to a blood test performed after his arrest. The prosecutor handling the case told the judge that it would have been difficult proving intoxicated manslaughter because police officers at the scene were not convinced of the link between the man's intoxication and the accident. The defense attorney was prepared to argue that the motorcyclist might have been able to control her motorcycle had she not been intoxicated.

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