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Texas woman jailed after complaining about marijuana quality

A Texas woman is facing drug charges after she called police to complain about poor-quality marijuana that she purchased from a local dealer. According to a police sergeant, an officer went to the woman's home to hear her complaint regarding her dealer's refusal to issue a refund for marijuana that did not meet her standards of quality.

The woman stated to police that she paid $40 for a bag of poor-quality marijuana and felt taken advantage of, so she decided to call the authorities. Police asked the woman if she was still in possession of the drug, and she produced the marijuana. She was then placed in police custody and charged with drug possession.

Vehicle searched after driver got lost

On April 6, a Texas man was stopped by police while driving on Morton Street in Rosenberg. He reportedly told the officer that he was looking for his girlfriend's house. However, the stop resulted in the 24-year-old Sugar Land man being charged with drug possession.

A Richmond police officer claimed that the accused man's vehicle swerved as it drove down the street at about 10:20 p.m. He stated that he wished to see if the driver was okay. The officer further claimed that the driver consented to a search of his vehicle, despite stating that he was in a hurry. According to a police department representative, the vehicle search revealed a large quantity of Xanax pills, approximately four dozen Ecstasy tablets, one pound of marijuana and a few ounces of cocaine.

71-year-old man sentenced to 99 years in prison

On April 1, a Texas jury sentenced a 71-year-old man to 99 years of imprisonment. It took only a few hours for them to return this verdict after they began deliberations. The man was arrested in February 2013 on a drug possession charge.

Prosecutors presented evidence that undercover law enforcement officers arranged for 10 kilos of cocaine to be delivered to a restaurant in Kingwood on Feb. 22, 2013. On that day, Montgomery County sheriff's deputies stopped a van believed to be driving toward the arranged delivery site. The van contained a black duffle bag containing 10 kilos of cocaine. Five people were then arrested. It was not stated what gave the officers probable cause to believe that the occupants of the van possessed illegal drugs or whether a warrant was obtained prior to the stop. The drugs were believed to have a street value of more than $350,000.

Texas wrong-way motorist held on DUI

Sources indicate that a Texas man was recently taken into police custody on suspicion of drunk driving after officers spotted him driving in the wrong direction. The incident took place on Interstate 45 on March 16 at approximately 2:30 a.m.

According to officers, the 37-year-old man was allegedly traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-45 in a 2006 Ford Expedition. A deputy, with the assistance from additional law enforcement personnel, began to follow the driver. The man reportedly stopped on the inside shoulder of the road near Texas 242.

3 arrested on drug charges during search of Texas home

Three men face drug charges after members of the Henderson Police Department and Rusk County Sheriff's Office searched the home of a 29-year-old man in connection with allegations of the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine. The 29-year-old is also suspected of drug possession and committing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police searched the man's home on March 25 and found a substance that they believe to be methamphetamine. They also found a stolen vehicle and firearms that they suspect were also stolen. The man was not at his residence at the time of the search.

Members of the Rusk County District Attorney's Office were also involved in the search. The police had an evidentiary search and arrest warrant for the residence located at Rusk County Road 2125. While searching the residence, police arrested three men. A 28-year-old, 37-year-old and 51-year-old man came to the residence and were arrested after police discovered what they suspect were narcotics on their persons. The 28-year-old faces a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge while the other two face a state jail felony possession charge. The 29-year-old who lived in the home is still not in police custody.

Texas man not guilty for domestic assault

A technology business professional from Texas was found not guilty in a domestic assault case on March 25th. The media mogul had been accused of violent force against his girlfriend. The assault case took place in October of 2013 and the man plead not guilty to his charges. He was acquitted by the jury for the charges, including violation of probation and domestic assault.

The 55-year-old man was accused of assault on Oct. 30, 2013. Authorities arrested the man for allegedly hurting his girlfriend in a domestic abuse incident. He was issued a warrant and stopped by the police in his vehicle on Mar. 10, 2014. The man allegedly had a probation spanning 10 years for DWIs in Texas. He was placed under probation for prior DUI offenses and had been ordered not to have contact with the female in question.

Woman sentenced to 7 years in drug case

A Texas woman was sentenced to seven years in prison on March 19 for her role in a drug ring. The woman had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In addition to the 84 months in prison, she was sentenced to three years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine and a $100 court assessment.

According to court documents, the Temple woman was detained after an Oct. 1, 2013, operation in which federal agents made arrangements to buy one pound of methamphetamine from a woman and her boyfriend at an area motel. As the agents approached the motel, a man threw a bag over a balcony railing and then ran away.

3 family members charged with drug crimes

An entire Texas family was indicted on numerous drug charges on March 11. A 58-year-old man, his 60-year-old wife and their 26-year-old son were indicted by a federal grand jury in a Waco courtroom. Each was indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The charges stemmed from an investigation into drug possession by Baylor University students. Authorities allege that the family maintained a home in California for growing high-grade marijuana. The also claim that the family shipped the marijuana to Texas for distribution. The three individuals were taken into custody on Nov. 29, 2013.

Husband and wife indicted for mail fraud in Texas

The FBI took Collin Street Bakery's former corporate controller into custody in August 2013 on suspicion of embezzlement. He worked in that job from February 1998 to June 2013. He was charged with mail fraud in connection with embezzling more than $16.5 million from the family-owned bakery, which was started in 1896. The alleged embezzlement started in January 2005. The man was fired on June 21, 2013.

The FBI started their investigation into the former CSB controller's activities on June 26, 2013, after receiving the case from the Corsicana police. According to authorities, the man used the company's accounting system to issue checks containing the CSB president's electronic signature to his own personal creditors. He later used the system to make it look like those particular checks had been voided. He then allegedly changed the payees on those checks in the system later to approved vendors of the bakery.

18-year-old man detained on drug charges in Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently released information regarding a traffic stop that led to a reported drug bust. On Wednesday, March 5, a state trooper stopped a motorist on Interstate 40, not far from Conway. The driver was identified as an 18-year-old man from Oklahoma City. Reports say that the man was pulled over for a traffic violation.

According to reports, after a search of the man's vehicle, police discovered an estimated 36 pounds of methamphetamine, which was wrapped in bundles. The drug was enclosed in the seats of the SUV. The street value of that amount of the drug is estimated to exceed $1.3 million. A preliminary investigation has led officials to believe that the drugs were being transported from Nogales, Ariz. to Oklahoma City.

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