After only 90 minutes of deliberation, a jury in the Waco-based 19th State District Court passed down a 65-year sentence on a man for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. This incident marks the sixth time the man has been convicted of a felony.
Police in Texas say that a tip about suspicious activity at a Hays County apartment complex led to the discovery of almost 50 pounds of marijuana. Media reports indicate that a 56-year-old San Marcos man and his 22-year-old son have been taken into custody in connection with the seized drugs. Both men have been charged with money laundering and felony marijuana possession. Officials have reported that they are being held at a Hays County detention facility and their bail has been set at $18,000.
Federal authorities have accused six white supremacist groups of running a narcotics trafficking operation that distributed methamphetamine and other illegal drugs throughout North Texas. An indictment unsealed in federal court on April 30 reveals that 57 members of the Aryan Brotherhood, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, the Aryan Circle, the Soldiers of Aryan Culture, the Peckerwoods and the Dirty White Boys face a raft of charges including kidnapping and drug trafficking. Police say that their investigation into the alleged drug trafficking group began in 2015.
A 29-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal custody for running a drug distribution ring that trafficked significant quantities of methamphetamine in the Lubbock area. Five other individuals were handed down prison terms ranging from seven to 20 years during the April 13 sentencing hearing. Police say that the investigation into the group's activities began in March 2017 when a confidential source allegedly purchased an ounce of methamphetamine from the man for $650.
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.