7 PEOPLE IN TEXAS CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE DRUG OFFENSES
The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office has reported that deputies arrested seven people after conducting searches at two locations. In Stowell, law enforcement searched a property in the 300 block of Avenue E. An RV park in Winnie on the 100 block of Fear Road was the scene of the second search.
Authorities took into custody six men and one woman as a result of the property raids. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies seized marijuana, edible THC, a sedative called promethazine, a muscle relaxer called carisoprodol, methamphetamine and ecstasy.
The woman now faces a charge for marijuana possession. The other six men received a variety of charges that included possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, driving with an invalid license or evading arrest. In total, local authorities issued 13 felony charges and 9 misdemeanors.
An arrest during the search of a property can be a disorienting and frightening experience for a person. The representation of a criminal defense attorney may help a person in this position decide how to respond to charges. Legal support might improve the chances of winning release at a bail hearing until the next court date. To prepare a defense, an attorney may provide advice about how to enter a plea based on an examination of the evidence. Legal insights and information about rights might prevent a person from entering a plea for drug crimes without understanding options and consequences. The strength of the evidence may determine whether an attorney recommends that the person pursue an acquittal at trial or open negotiations with a prosecutor for a plea deal.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise, “Mugshots: 7 arrested in Chamber Co. drug bust“, Erica Apodaca, Dec. 19, 2018