On Feb. 19, Texas deputies took two men and a teenage boy into custody during a drug raid in Marlin. The arrests took place on the 300 block of Durr Street at approximately 5:30 a.m.

According to a press release issued by the Falls County Sheriff’s Office, deputies raided the home following an investigation into alleged drug activity in the neighborhood. Upon entering the residence, they found two men, a woman, two teenage boys and multiple children. They also found and seized 9 grams of methamphetamine, several small bags of marijuana, a bottle containing over 390 grams of suspected liquid methamphetamine, various items of drug paraphernalia, a surveillance system, night vision equipment, a .45 caliber handgun, a .22 caliber rifle with a modified barrel, two BB guns and just over $1,000 in cash.

The deputies arrested two 40-year-old men and a 17-year-old boy and took them to Falls County Jail for processing. One of the men was first transported to a local emergency room for treatment of minor injuries he suffered while resisting arrest. Both men have been charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance over 400 grams, misdemeanor marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and parole violations. One of the men has been additionally charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The teen boy has been charged with possession of marijuana over 2 ounces. He posted a $2,500 bond and was released.

The penalties for a conviction on drug charges can be severe, including incarceration and steep fines. Accordingly, people who have been issued them might find it advisable to meet with a criminal defense attorney at the earliest opportunity so that a strategy to counter the allegations can be constructed.

Source: KWTX, “Local deputies arrest 2 men, teenager in early-morning drug raid“, Rissa Shaw, Feb. 22, 2019