Drug charges are serious offenses that often come with substantial penalties. In Brownwood, Texas, six people were recently arrested for drug crimes from three separate incidents.
Two women were arrested on Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Executive Inn after police say they interrupted a drug deal. The two women, ages 37 and 26, were charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, although the type of controlled substance was not reported. The 26-year-old woman was also charged with possessing a dangerous drug.
In the second incident, three people were arrested after deputies went to an apartment looking for someone wanted on a warrant. One woman, 32, and two men, 32 and 35, were arrested for possessing a controlled substance in a "drug free zone." This generally means the arrest occurred near a school or daycare facility. The 35-year-old man is also facing a charge for hindering apprehension, and the 32-year-old man also had a probation violation warrant. The original charge in that case was for theft.
The last arrest occurred when a 31-year-old woman was charged with possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a controlled substance. Again, the type of drug was not identified. She is also facing a "motion to adjudicate for theft."
These drug charges are serious and have substantial penalties; however, an arrest does not mean these people are guilty. That must be proven in a court of law by the prosecution and beyond a reasonable doubt. Experienced criminal defense attorneys can help these defendants understand the charges and possible penalties, as well as helping to protect their clients' rights throughout the legal process.
Source: Brownwood Bulletin, "Six arrested in unrelated drug cases" Steve Nash, Jan. 06, 2014