On May 18, Texas authorities reported that two people who were accused of misdemeanor and felony drug offenses were taken into custody after police armed with a warrant searched their home. The two people were identified as a 21-year-old Nacogdoches woman and a 23-year-old Nacogdoches man.
Authorities executed the search warrant on May 17 at a residence located on East Main in Nacogdoches. After the search, the man was accused of being in possession of more than five pounds of marijuana. The woman, who was also at the residence when the search warrant was executed, was accused of being in possession of a variety of other drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine, Tramadol and Hydrocodone.
Both individuals were charged with a variety of offenses. The man, who was still in custody when the report was released, was facing third-degree felony charges for possession of marijuana. His bail was set to $12,000. The woman was also still in custody and was facing felony charges for possession. She was also facing several misdemeanor charges for being in possession of dangerous drugs.
The state of Texas is known to aggressively prosecute drug crimes. In some cases, the authorities and the prosecution may violate certain rights when attempting to get a conviction on misdemeanor or felony drug charges. For example, authorities may illegally search a home or they may not have appropriate cause to obtain a legal search warrant. Depending on the case circumstances, a criminal law attorney may work to have tainted evidence suppressed so that it cannot be used against a defendant.
Source: KTRE, “Affidavit: Search of Nacogdoches house results in 2 felony drug arrests“, Gary Bass, May 18, 2017