TEXAS MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES AFTER TRAFFIC STOP
A Texas man is facing drug charges after he was arrested by Bryan police at a traffic stop on Dec. 21, 2018. According to police, the 24-year-old man was found carrying almost 30 grams of methamphetamine in his pants pocket. The man was arrested by police after they checked the license plate of a car parked on Long Drive. While the car soon drove away from the area, police noticed that the car owner’s license was suspended. They pulled the car over near an access road to Texas State Highway 6.
Police spoke with the driver, who reportedly consented to a search of the vehicle. The Bryan police claimed that the passenger appeared to be nervous and was reluctant to leave the vehicle. Police say that the man told them that he was upset because he had previously been arrested on a drug charge. While searching the vehicle, police said that they found a small amount of marijuana as well as 27.3 grams of crystal meth in the possession of the passenger. Police also claimed that the man said that he was planning to sell the methamphetamine to make money to pay a lawyer to defend him from the outstanding drug charges.
The man was arrested at the scene and charged with several drug offenses, including delivery of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. While the latter two charges are misdemeanors, the meth charge is a first-degree felony that carries a sentence of up to 99 years in prison.
Drug charges can lead to serious consequences, including hefty fines, jail time or a felony criminal record that can hinder access to housing, education or employment. A criminal defense lawyer can help someone accused of drug crimes challenge prosecution narratives and potentially avoid a conviction.