Nine people, some of them from Texas, face drug distribution charges for their alleged role in sending 200 pounds of marijuana from Texas to an eastern state.
A Texas man has received a prison sentence of 54 years after pleading guilty to drug possession charges. The man, 28, was arrested in November 2008 after being pulled over by police. An officer suspected the driver had used an illegal substance, and when questioned, the man admitted that he had used marijuana hours earlier. When they searched the man's car, they allegedly found a variety of illegal drugs, including 3 pounds of marijuana, 1½ ounces of crack cocaine and nine ounces of a powdered cocaine.
States are attempting to crack down on people trying to illegally obtain prescription medicine. They are deploying new methods to track people trying to fill a forged prescription or stealing medication.
A former college football player at Texas A&M University, who recently signed with a National Football League team, will have to wait to begin his professional career after being convicted of drug possession and being involved in a robbery.
A 56-year-old Texas grandmother is sitting in prison, sentenced to life without parole for drug trafficking while drug cartel members remain free.