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Drug possession defense: There are many options

A drug possession charge is extremely serious, as this can impact your life in many ways. For example, if convicted, you could owe a large fine or be sentenced to prison. Along with this, it may make it difficult to keep your job, depending on your career.

Were you accused of possessing "pink" or "pinky?"

Texas residents are using a variety of synthetic substances -- like K2 and "pinky" -- for recreational and intoxicating purposes. Some of these substances are more dangerous to the health and body than others. Nevertheless, the chemical components of these substances are largely unregulated, so police have had a difficult time combatting them.

What happens when your child is charged with opioid possession?

Prescription medications are being abused and misused at a staggering rate by today's youth. While the illegal consumption of prescription medication has been an issue for as long as the government has tried to control their use, abuse and deaths due to overdose have been on the rise for several years. 2016 was the first time in the United States that deaths from heroin, opiates and opioids were higher than deaths due to firearms.

4 points to know about drug possession charges

Drug charges come with a social stigma that can't be denied. Even if your case doesn't result in a conviction, the fact that you were accused of these charges can often mean that you are branded socially. When you are working on a defense strategy for drug possession charges, you should make sure that you fully understand the charges and the effects they can have on your life.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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