Being charged with criminal offenses can come with significant consequences. When someone is accused of drug crimes, their freedom, family and career are often affected. In Texas, authorities across the state are ramping up efforts to combat illegal drug activity. Drug-related charges and violations can have serious consequences if a conviction results.
Officer arrested and charged
Recently in Iowa Park, a law-enforcement officer was taken into custody after he was allegedly found with an illegal substance. Apparently, the officer was working at a Texas prison. According to reports from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, search canines at the facility were alerted to a bag of gummy candy in the man’s possession.
Authorities said they conducted a preliminary test on the candy, and it tested positive for methamphetamine. Reports said the man was later arrested by investigators with the Office of Inspector General. Reportedly, it is uncertain how long the man has been an officer and authorities have not provided additional details.
Those charged have rights
It’s no secret that illegal drug use continues to be a very big problem not only in Texas but across the country. Those who are arrested and accused of drug-related crimes face incarceration and other penalties if convicted. However, anyone who is facing drug charges or violations has the right to consult an attorney to help them. A knowledgeable and skilled litigator can offer invaluable guidance and develop a strategy to help secure the best possible results relative to the individual’s specific situation.