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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.

Man faces robbery charges following purse-snatching incidents

Houston police say that a tip from Crime Stoppers helped them identify a man who may have been involved in three robberies that occurred in local Walmart parking lots on Feb. 2, Feb. 21 and March 1. According to news sources, the 21-year-old man has been taken into custody and is now facing charges of robbery bodily injury in connection with the purse-snatching incidents.

Police charge 2 men with aggravated robbery

According to law enforcement authorities in Texas, two men were charged with aggravated robbery following an incident that reportedly occurred on Feb. 4 in the Katy area of Fort Bend County. The alleged aggravated robbery occurred at a Lifetime Fitness facility around 6:30 p.m.

Texas man returns to site of his alleged crimes, tries to buy gas

According to the Bridge City Police Department, officers detained a 22-year-old man in relation to a Dec. 30 robbery of a gas station convenience store. The armed incident was reported into authorities at approximately 10:50 p.m., officials said.

Man faces fourth DWI charge of 2014

A Texas man suspected of drunk driving was taken into custody in El Paso on Dec. 3. According to the El Paso Police Department, officers responded to a 3 p.m. report concerning an alleged drunk driver. Police purportedly found the man asleep in his car in a gas-station parking lot on Gateway South. Officials charged the man with driving while intoxicated third or more.

When police need a warrant for DWI cases in Texas

The highest court in Texas ruled on Nov. 25 that police officers must get a warrant or obtain consent before drawing blood. While there are certain situations when an officer may be able to draw blood without doing so, those situations are thought to be rare. In the past, a police officer could get away without getting a warrant in the event that a DWI accident resulted in bodily injury.

DWI penalties in Texas

Motorists in Texas may benefit from learning more about the laws and penalties concerning alcohol-related offenses as described by the state's Department of Public Safety. Some of the common penalties include fines, jail time, license suspension and alcohol education classes. Anyone who is convicted of DWI may have their CDL license disqualified. However, some people may qualify to receive an occupational license exemption after their driver's license has been revoked or suspended.

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