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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.

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.

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