Category: Drug Trafficking

November
20
2020

Drug trafficking happens more often than many people realize – and in quantities that are quite staggering. One DEA case out of Dallas showed the state just how big drug trafficking is here.

A bust was recently made of high profile drug cartels that resulted in over 1,400 pounds of [...]

October
19
2020

The way prescription drugs are being handled in Texas is changing thanks to COVID-19. There have been many recent updates to the way drugs are being prescribed, but that doesn’t change what can happen if you violate laws pertaining to prescriptions.

Here’s what you need to know about the changes [...]

June
14
2019

When you hear the word “drug trafficker” what comes to mind?

Pablo Escobar? Nancy Botwin? El Chapo? Walter White?

If it’s all of them, you’re exactly right.

Unfortunately, the way the law is written, those types of high-level traffickers and their henchmen aren’t the only ones spending decades in prison [...]

April
12
2019

Drug-sniffing dogs give law enforcement the ability to detect illegal drugs that would otherwise be hidden from view. For this reason, these canine officers are common at airports and international borders.

What happens if police use a drug-sniffing canine during a standard traffic stop, though? Is it legal for Texas [...]

February
8
2019

Sentencing guidelines for Texas drug crimes are just that – guidelines. Sentencing is left to the discretion of the judge, and takes any aggravating or mitigating factors into account, together with any prior criminal history. All of these factors make up the final sentence, which for first-time offenders is typically [...]

November
8
2018

One of the lesser-known consequences of drug crimes is the potential for civil asset forfeiture. Under this policy, police are allowed to seize property that they believe has been involved in or could potentially be used to commit a crime.

Although civil asset forfeiture can apply to any crime, it [...]