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Trio detained in Texas drug raid

A drug raid in Gladewater on Aug. 14 has resulted in the detainment of three individuals and pending charges for others. The Gladewater Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency collaborated on the 6:30 p.m. raid, and authorities say that an ongoing investigation led them to believe that there were illegal drugs in a residence.

Officers say that eight people were in the home when they arrived. Authorities claim to have discovered multiple items of contraband at the house, including weapons and drugs. Three people were taken into custody; two were detained in direct relation to the raid while the third was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.

Texas college students face drug charges

Six people were taken into custody on drug charges on Aug. 6, and four of them were Texas college students. One of the students allegedly attended his adult probation class under the influence of Xanax, and when questioned, he reportedly said there were more drugs at his apartment. Police searched the man's apartment and detained three more students along with a 21-year-old woman they named as the ringleader and a 23-year-old man. Allegedly, police also found around $20,000.

The 23-year-old man was charged with public intoxication along with the student who was reportedly on Xanax. The students face varied charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor for possession of marijuana and a class A misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance. The 21-year-old woman is facing more serious charges of a second degree felony for possession of a controlled substance and two state jail felonies for the manufacture and delivery of marijuana and controlled substances.

2 charged in Texas drug case

A 34-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man have been taken into custody on narcotics charges in Galveston. An undercover investigation was followed by the execution of a no-knock search warrant on the afternoon of Aug. 7.

As the home was searched, officials allegedly discovered methamphetamines contained in a syringe and in plastic bags. The total weight of the drug material was approximately .6 grams. Additionally, a small quantity of what was believed to be marijuana was discovered. The man taken into custody was reportedly in possession of the substance and is being held on $5,000 bond.

411 tip line call leads to drug charges in Texas

A 24-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were taken into custody after a July 31 tip was provided on a tip line in El Paso. The individuals face drug possession charges, as a quantity in excess of 20 pounds of marijuana was discovered in the home in which the two reside. Additionally, the man was discovered with 3.7 ounces of the material in his possession in the Ford Expedition that he drove when authorities first made contact.

The narcotics unit in the area indicated that they received the tip about the possible possession of the substance. The El Paso Police Department encourages citizens to share information anonymously via the tip line. Technology can be used to do so as community members text their tips. In this case, both individuals were booked. Bond has been set at $30,000 for the man and at $20,000 for the woman.

2 separate drug arrests yield drugs, cash, weapons

Two Texas counties conducted major drug raids in late July and confiscated money, weapons and controlled substances. In the first incident, four men were detained after Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies found the group packaging drugs in a residence in Cleveland, according to reports. They confiscated 14.5 pounds of marijuana, 1.6 pounds of crack cocaine, Soma prescription drugs and hydrocodone prescription pills. The crack cocaine was packaged for sale on the street while the prescriptions were also packaged for resale. In addition, officers found information at the residence that led them to a Humble bank with a safety deposit box that held just under $86,800.

Each of the four men, who range in age from 32 to 43, face charges of possession of marijuana and manufacturing a controlled substance. Officials reported that each man was held in jail on separate bonds of $300,000 each.

Texas woman charged after marijuana found in vehicle

A 35-year-old woman was taken into police custody after the authorities allegedly seized 60 pounds of marijuana from her vehicle following a traffic stop. According to the report, the incident occurred in Texas on July 29 around 12:30 a.m.

Police reportedly pulled the woman over after she was allegedly caught driving 6 mph over the speed limit. When the authorities searched the vehicle, they allegedly found a false compartment behind the back seat. Police claimed that they found the 18 bundles of marijuana in this compartment. The woman also reportedly had four minor children in the vehicle when the traffic stop was conducted. Two women were called to the scene to pick them up.

8 people charged with drug possession between March and May

Eight Texas residents were indicted from March 2014 through May 2014 on drug charges. According to the report, the individuals ranged in ages from 27-years-old to 71-years old. All were indicted for possession of a number of different drugs, including methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine and hydrocodone.

In March, a 27-year-old man was taken into custody. He was charged with possession of methamphetamines. In April, a 39-year-old man and a 49-year-old man were both taken into custody. The first man was charged with possession of meth while the second man was charged with possession of cocaine. In May, a 71-year-old man was charged with possession of cocaine while a 31-year-old woman was charged with possession of meth.

2 men allegedly caught smoking heroin at Chuck E. Cheese

Texas residents might be interested in a recent drug bust involving heroin and a Chuck E. Cheese restroom. On July 8, police took two California men into custody for allegedly smoking heroin in a bathroom stall inside a Costa Mesa branch of the popular family entertainment center.

Police indicated that neither of the men went to the establishment with family or children. Reportedly, a customer told police that the men were consuming drugs in the restroom of the pizzeria at around 7 p.m. According to police, officers observed both men smoking heroin in one of the stalls, and both men evinced signs of being under the influence of drugs.

Rangers catcher faces marijuana misdemeanor

Geovany Soto, catcher for Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, faces a misdemeanor drug possession count after being stopped by police in Grapevine, Texas on the evening of July 9. Soto released a statement saying that he had been detained that night, and he also apologized to his family, the team and its fans in that release. Soto had been on the disabled list throughout the 2014 season and was with the team's double-A affiliate in Frisco for rehabilitation; he was scheduled to return to the major leagues later in the year.

Soto was charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and later released on a bail of $500. The Rangers stated that the team was aware of the situation and that Major League Baseball had been notified, but offered no other information because the case was still in progress.

Search of Texas home reportedly turns up numerous drugs

An investigation of potential drug distribution issues at an East Texas home resulted in one man being taken into custody on July 10. According to authorities, they executed a search warrant in connection with the case and allegedly discovered drugs in the bedroom and in the house of the Appleby man. He was initially detained on charges of possession of controlled substances.

The man was booked into jail but was released on bond the following morning. The initial charges were tied to heroin, LSD, marijuana and ecstasy that were allegedly found at the scene. Authorities also report that amphetamine, morphine and methadone pills were discovered. However, there was some delay in identifying these materials. Officials expect to levy three additional counts of drug possession following the identification. They also plan to secure arrest warrants for these charges.

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