Among the unpleasant events that can happen in Corpus Christi homes, one of the most unpleasant is when a toilet backs up. It is even more unpleasant when the toilet is clogged by illegal drugs as police are raiding the home, a Kingsville man recently learned.
The 28-year-old was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. He was also charged with tampering with evidence, a news report states.
A 28-year-old woman who lives at the same address was also arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
According to a spokesperson for the Kingsville police department, the man was trying to flush packets of synthetic marijuana down the toilet. However, when the packets got stuck in the U-bend of the toilet’s plumbing, leaving most of the packets floating in the bowl.
Law enforcement officials said about seven ounces or 200 grams of synthetic marijuana were recovered after police officers forced their way into the residence. According to a news report, the officers had a search warrant. Because they said the warrant was executed with 1,000 feet of a drug-free zone, the charges against the man and woman could be enhanced.
Both of the defendants now face the real possibility that if they are convicted of the charges against them, they could be sentenced to significant time behind bars in a Texas state prison.
Those arrested on felony drug charges should speak with an attorney experienced in drug-crime defense before talking to prosecutors.