Media outlets in Texas have reported that approximately 40 pounds of methamphetamine was seized on Oct. 30 when deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided a San Antonio home. Four men have been taken into custody on federal narcotics charges in connection with the drug haul. Police say that the methamphetamine would have generated more than $1 million in revenue for the alleged drug gang if it had been sold on the street.
Federal court documents reveal that authorities were alerted to drugs being stored at the Wurzbach Road residence after confidential sources helped DEA agents set up two undercover drug buys. During the first buy, two of the men later taken into custody allegedly handed a white trash bag to undercover agents that contained six bundles of methamphetamine. The transaction is said to have taken place in a parking lot on Console Drive.
The second undercover purchase took place on the day of the raid. Reports indicate that information gathered from the men taken into custody during the second buy along with witness testimony was enough to secure a search warrant. The four men have been charged with serious federal drug crimes and could be sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to pay fines of $10,000,000 if convicted.
When several defendants are facing long periods of incarceration and the evidence against them is convincing, experienced criminal defense attorneys may seek to enter into a negotiated plea agreement as quickly as possible. This is because the penalties for violating federal narcotics laws can be severe and prosecutors generally show the most leniency when they are still preparing their cases.