Texans who are fans of the comedian and former "Howard Stern Show" regular Artie Lange might be interested in learning that he was recently arrested for possessing heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The arrest reportedly happened in a garage in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Following a narcotics investigation that lasted for several weeks, authorities conducted a drug raid on a Coryell County mobile home at State Highway 107 where a man, woman and 7-month old infant resided. The couple was taken into police custody on suspicion of possessing, manufacturing and delivering methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs, according to reports. Officials placed the infant into the custody of a family member.
Texas residents may be interested in learning that as of Feb. 2, a federal inmate whose sentence was commuted by then-President Barack Obama was back in jail after being charged with multiple drug crimes. He was pardoned in 2015 after President Obama wrote that he showed great potential.
On Jan. 9, it was reported that a drug charge against a Texas man was dropped after he was accused of being in possession of a substance that was thought to be meth. The report stated that the suspicious substance turned out to be kitty litter.
On Jan. 10, it was reported that a man was facing two felony drug charges after a Texas police officer pulled his vehicle over for speeding. The man was accused of being in possession of marijuana and edible cookies, both of which are legal with a prescription in his home state of California.
Texas residents may have heard about synthetic drugs like spice and bath salts. Unlike natural drugs or derivatives of natural drugs, these are made entirely of synthetic chemical compounds. For a long time, chemists have been creating synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of natural drugs in order to avoid criminal prosecution.
Eight Texas residents, including four people from the same family, were arrested after Montgomery County authorities executed a search warrant at a residential property on Nov. 28. The bust took place in the Hockley area.
Some Texas motorists have found out that law enforcement officers will sometimes use roadside drug test kits to obtain preliminary results for substances they suspect might be illegal drugs. As a case in Arkansas shows, there are major problems with the reliability of these test kits.
Texas residents may have heard about the arrest of former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy. He has now been indicted on a charge of felony cocaine possession. The incident itself occurred in September, when Hardy's car was pulled over late at night in Richardson for a traffic violation.
Residents of Texas may not be surprised to learn that drug testing kits used by law enforcement may be prone to error. Faulty drug tests are under scrutiny following an incident where a man was charged with possession of methamphetamines due to a testing error. The man, a resident of Florida, has filed a lawsuit against both the city where the incident took place and Safariland, the company that manufactured the testing kit.