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Woman found in stranger's home with 100 narcotic pills

A woman from Falls County in Texas was handed several drug charges on Sept. 13 after sheriff's deputies found her inside a home in Leroy that she did not have permission to visit. According to the property owner, he discovered the 56-year-old Falls County woman in his home while she was attempting to abscond with a piece of antique furniture. The homeowner reportedly detained the woman before McLennan County Sheriff's deputies arrived.

Man released after 20 years in prison on marijuana charge

Texas residents may have heard that a Missouri man who was sentenced to life in prison for being in possession of marijuana was freed on Sept. 1 after spending two decades in prison. The man, age 62, was released after his relatives, lawmakers and other advocates spent years arguing that the sentence was too severe for the crime.

Alicia Silverstone's brother charged with pot cultivation

Texas movie fans may have heard that, on July 21, actress Alicia Silverstone's brother was taken into custody for drug possession during a marijuana raid at a northern California location. The man, age 43, was charged with cultivating and processing marijuana and for possessing marijuana with intent to sell. He was released soon after his $25,000 bond was issued.

Man pleads guilty to drug charge, sentenced to 25 years in prison

On June 9, news sources in Texas reported that a 38-year-old Bryan man was sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with the most recent felony charges against him. According to sources, the man had been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance following a raid on his home on July 11, 2014. The Bryan Police Department narcotic officers who executed the search warrant found about 200 grams of methamphetamine, an undisclosed amount of cocaine and two firearms in that raid.

Scientists able to establish cocaine use from fingerprints

Texas residents may be surprised to learn that scientists have developed a means of establishing a person's cocaine use by performing chemical tests on their fingerprints. Researchers say that these tests would provide a less invasive and more hygienic alternative to traditional drug testing methods, and they say that portable testing kits could be available to law enforcement personnel within a decade. The research was published in a scientific journal in May 2015.

Nigerian man sent to prison for consulting with drug traffickers

A man has been sentenced to prison in East Texas in a case that some have described as unusual. The convicted man, a Nigerian immigrant to the United States, had allegedly been working as a professional witch doctor and sorcerous consultant to drug cartels.

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.

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.

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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