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March 2015 Archives

Texas mom faces drug charges related to death of son's girlfriend

On March 19, Houston police arrested a 40-year-old mother on suspicion of manufacturing and providing controlled substances and alcohol to a teen who died in May 2014 in a hotel after her prom. Her son had already been charged with aggravated assault related to the death of his girlfriend. According to a grand jury indictment, his mother allegedly gave and offered to sell the teen girl hydrocodone on the night of the prom. The woman's court date was set for March 23, and her son was required to appear in court on March 31.

Man faces robbery charges following purse-snatching incidents

Houston police say that a tip from Crime Stoppers helped them identify a man who may have been involved in three robberies that occurred in local Walmart parking lots on Feb. 2, Feb. 21 and March 1. According to news sources, the 21-year-old man has been taken into custody and is now facing charges of robbery bodily injury in connection with the purse-snatching incidents.

Police in Texas arrest suspected drug manufacturer

On March 6, police officers in Montgomery County arrested a man who they believed was making synthetic drugs and selling them to high school students in the area. The individual taken into custody, whose name the police did not release, was out on a bail for an earlier aggravated robbery charge at the time. The police department made the arrest after conducting an investigation with the constable's office and police departments from Houston and Conroe.

New bill may give first-time DWI offenders clean record

On March 3, lawmakers in Texas looked at a bill that would allow some first-time DWI offenders to maintain clean criminal records. The initial version of the bill would require any county in Texas with a population of greater than 200,000 to implement Direct Intervention Voluntary Education, Restitution, and Treatment programs. DIVERT programs allow first-time offenders to have a drunk driving charge expunged after two years.

Texas high school student detained on drug charges

A 15-year-old student at a Texas high school was taken into custody on Feb. 25 for distribution of prescription drugs and synthetic LSD. This is the latest development in a case in which several teens have been detained for drug-related charges. In all, four juveniles and two 17-year-olds have been taken into custody. The 17-year-olds are faced with charges of tampering with evidence. The investigation follows an incident in which one student died and two others were hospitalized.

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