Texas has started to crackdown on synthetic drug use and a state lawmaker wants to give law enforcement officials more tools to arrest offenders. If the lawmaker's proposed bills are passed, more individuals in Texas may find themselves facing synthetic drug charges.
A former college football player has been arrested for possessing marijuana in Texas.
Drug arrests are common occurrences in Texas. Individuals arrested for drug possession has increased during the last 20 years due to law enforcement officials cracking down illegal drug use.
Two men in Texas are facing drug charges after firefighters responding to a house fire found marijuana growing in the house. Texas law enforcement officials have started cracking down on marijuana operations throughout the state.
Many criminal justice advocates in Texas think that drug offenders should receive treatment instead of being sent to prison. A new report by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition supports the claim that treatment is more beneficial for drug offenders than prison sentences.
Texas continues to crack down on methamphetamine drug crimes. The most recent incident involves a Texas man who was convicted of several drug trafficking offenses by a federal jury in Texas earlier this week.
Three people have been arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety for possession of methamphetamine after they were involved in a police chase and pursuit in Texas.
Law enforcement officials have been investigating meth labs throughout the country and the increased effort has led to more methamphetamine lab seizures in some of the nation's biggest cities and suburbs. The increase in meth labs has put more communities on edge, including in Texas.
Drug cases in Texas have been dismissed after allegations of crime lab errors. The Galveston County District Attorney has already dismissed 30 drug cases after errors were reported by the Texas Department of Public Safety.