On Oct. 17, Texas authorities arrested three people after they discovered almost 7 pounds of methamphetamine in a hotel room. The incident took place in Wichita Falls.
According to media reports, federal and local law enforcement officers were conducting a proffer interview with a 43-year-old man and his lawyer when the officers received an anonymous tip that an associate of the man was in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. Members of the Wichita Falls Police Department's Drug Enforcement Division went to a nearby motel to investigate the claim. Once there, they allegedly witnessed a 40-year-old male and a female participate in drug-related activities. Both individuals were taken into custody later that night.
Following an investigation, the two male defendants were charged with enjoining in organized crime activity and the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance weighing more than 400 grams. The 43-year-old man was additionally charged with attorney off-bond and bond revocation in connection with a previous felony drug charge. Both men were each held in the Wichita County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. The female defendant was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance weighing more than 400 grams. She was processed at the Wichita County Jail and released on $50,000 bail.
Defendants facing felony drug charges may be able to fight the allegations with the help of a criminal defense attorney. An attorney could challenge the prosecution's evidence and work to get the charges dismissed. The attorney could also attempt to negotiate a plea deal that reduces the charges and penalties.
Source: Times Record News, "Wichita Falls PD: Nearly 7 pounds of meth seized in drug ring bust", Patrick Johnston, Oct. 21, 2018