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Texas police detain four in apartment complex raid

Police in Texas detained several individuals after a raid at a Tyler apartment complex in late August 2019. The four individuals detained were brought into custody by Henderson County deputies on drug and weapons charges.

Henderson County narcotics investigators began an investigation after detaining a 53-year-old woman in mid-August. The woman was allegedly found with a quarter-pound of methamphetamine. Bail was posted for the woman and she moved to Tyler. Police then conducted a raid on the apartment complex in Tyler where the woman was staying.

The 53-year-old woman was charged with the delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance. A 52-year-old man was detained and charged with possession of marijuana and delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance. A 34-year-old man was detained and charged with several counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of an unlicensed firearm. A fourth individual, a 34-year-old woman, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. All of the individuals are being held in the Smith County Jail.

Drug crimes are considered a serious offense in the state of Texas. The court system is increasing the consequences for drug crimes. Those who are convicted may receive heavy penalties, which include prison time, fines, license suspension and subjection to drug diversion programs.

Those who face drug charges should know their Constitutional rights. Among these rights is protections against unreasonable search and seizure. Police must meet certain requirements before getting a search warrant. If a warrant was not obtained, any evidence found may not be admissible in court and the case may be dismissed. In this case, a lawyer might be able to look into the circumstances regarding the apartment raid. If a search warrant was not obtained or was not obtained legally, a lawyer may be able to have the drug charges reduced or dismissed.

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