On Sept. 15, federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested 14 people during a raid at a Texas pool hall. The defendants were allegedly involved in drug crimes and human trafficking.
A narcotics case that began with a tip received by the Texas Department of Public Safety reached its conclusion on Sept. 17 when a Hidalgo County man was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine. In return for the man's guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Federal authorities in Texas have charged nine San Antonio-area men with drug distribution and money laundering. The federal indictments were unsealed on Sept. 7.
Drug-related charges in Texas can come with severe penalties. However, depending on your location, if you are caught possessing, manufacturing, selling or distributing illegal drugs near a school or public park, you may face heightened penalties.
According to a Van Zandt County news release, 11 people have been indicted in federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for their alleged participation in a drug ring. The indictments were announced on Aug. 30.