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Missing woman's boyfriend charged with drug crime

On Dec. 10, it was reported that the 23-year-old boyfriend of a missing Texas woman was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The authorities stated that the drug charge was not related to the missing woman's case.

Man arrested for heroin distribution in Gladewater

A man has been taken into custody by police officers from the northeast Texas town of Gladewater. He has been charged with a variety of crimes related to the possessions and distribution of narcotics. The police have announced that this marks the conclusion of an ongoing investigation.

Are there any defenses to drug possession charges?

The Texas Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal to possess certain controlled or illicit drugs. There are four different categories of illegal drugs under state law; marijuana is classified separately, constituting a fifth class. Prosecutors have the burden of proof in criminal cases; they are required to prove the elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

2 charged in Texas drug raid

Two Texas individuals are facing drug-related charges, and one or both may also face charges linked to counterfeiting. The 35-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were taken into custody on Sept. 23. Citizens had complained to authorities about drugs being sold at their residence in Dayton, and the Liberty County Sheriff Department's Criminal Interdiction Unit executed the search warrant.

District attorney candidates propose marijuana decriminalization

A fight for district attorney in Harris County has resulted in both candidates announcing measures that will decriminalize possession of marijuana in small quantities, although the plans put forth show fundamental differences. The decriminalization was first proposed in August by a democratic challenger to the district attorney's seat. On Oct. 1, the current DA announced that a six-month pilot program would begin on Oct. 6, reportedly allowing first-time offenders the chance to avoid prosecution if they are found with less than two ounces of marijuana.

Texas traffic stop leads to drug charges

A traffic stop performed by an officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety led to an apparent drug seizure on Sept. 23. The driver of the vehicle that was pulled over, a 58-year-old Paradise Valley, Arizona, man, was taken into custody. He subsequently appeared in a federal courtroom in Amarillo where he was charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute.

Police seize alleged "purple drank" from Texas home

On Sept. 16, police raided the home of two people in Sherman after reportedly being granted a search warrant to look for drugs. The 27-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were reportedly sleeping when the Sherman Special Response Team entered their home and confiscated 1.5 gallons of a suspected drug mixture called Purple Drank. Police also seized five ounces of suspected methamphetamine, $2,200 in cash and alleged drug paraphernalia.

Teacher and husband detained in drug case

A 29-year-old Texas science teacher and her 33-year-old husband are facing multiple charges for allegedly possessing and distributing drugs as part of an ongoing investigation. The two were detained on Sept. 12 after a SWAT team and a special investigations unit deployed by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office went to the couple's apartment with a search warrant. Only the woman's husband was home at the time, and police later took her into custody at the school where she taught.

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