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3 Texas men detained in drug bust

Three men were taken into custody by Fort Bend County officials on the evening of June 9, 2016. The authorities were executing a warrant at the time after investigating drug activity in a residence, and the effort also resulted in the confiscation of more than $50,000 in illegal drugs. Two of the men detained are 25 years old, and the third is 23.

2 men face drug charges after traffic stop and raid

Two men in Texas were taken into police custody on drug charges after a traffic stop on June 3. Prior to the traffic stop, authorities in Bowie County had been conducting surveillance near a house where they believed people were committing drug offenses. After a vehicle was seen leaving the house, a Bowie County sheriff's deputy stopped the car for a traffic violation.

MMA promoter charged in drug trafficking scheme

An owner of South Texas Fighting Championships was handed drug charges in March. The mixed martial arts promoter was one of fifteen defendants accused of taking part in a drug trafficking scheme that involved several law enforcement officers. The alleged scheme had been under investigation by Homeland Security since 2013.

Drug offenders receive presidential commutation

In an effort to jumpstart efforts to reform the criminal justice system, President Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 drug offenders. The offenses were mostly for drug possession or intent to sell, and roughly 33 percent of those offenders were serving life sentences. All of those pardoned are expected to be released by July 28, and five of those who had their sentences commuted were from Texas.

3 taken into custody for possession of meth

On March 11, police in Beaumont, Texas, took three people into custody after drugs were found during a vehicle search. The officers reportedly conducted the search after the driver attempted to flee. Beaumont officers attempted to stop the vehicle at an intersection in Jefferson County. However, the driver allegedly refused to pull over and led the police on a car chase that lasted about five minutes.

Man taken into custody on drug charges in Texas

Authorities say that they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside of a home belonging to a 47-year-old man on Jan. 3 in the Houston County city of Crockett, . Police first made contact with the man during a traffic stop and executed a search warrant after finding probable cause to suspect that he had large quantities of drugs inside his residence.

Sources say Venezuelan officials will face drug charges

Texas residents might have heard about federal drug investigations involving high-level officials in Venezuela. On Dec. 15, a source said that the head of the country's national guard will be charged. Another general in the national guard, who has also held a position in the country's anti-drug office, will be charged as well.

Texas woman accused of selling cocaine and other drugs

On Nov. 9, a 19-year-old Texas woman was reportedly taken into custody after authorities found drugs inside her College Station apartment. In addition to five different types of drugs, police also allegedly found drug packaging material and a drug price list in the woman's bedroom.

Federal imprisonment for drug crimes

According to the Bureau of Prisons, there were nearly 200,000 people in federal prison in 2012, and over 50 percent of them were serving time for drug offenses. Of those drug convictions, nearly all of them involved trafficking, and 35 percent of the defendants had no prior imprisonments or had minimal criminal histories. However, some Texas residents might be curious as to what drugs and type of people are most often involved.

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