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Blogs from September, 2013


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced that they have shut down a multi-million dollar drug operation based in San Antonio, TX. The investigation has been going on for two years now and the agents involved speculated that millions of dollars of marijuana have been distributed to different states every month. There were allegedly 12 residents involved in the moving of marijuana and they have all been arrested now. On top of the many arrests, law enforcement has seized about 1 kilogram of cocaine, over 700 pounds of marijuana plus 800 marijuana plants and over $1 million in assets.

It has not been determined exactly how much has been distributed in this operation, but there is an estimation of about 1.6 thousand lbs. of marijuana every month. To put this in perspective, one lb. of marijuana is worth around $5,000. There was millions of dollars involved in this drug operation and the residents involved are facing serious penalties for manufacturing, possessing, and distributing drugs.

Penalties for Drug Crimes in Texas

The penalties for drug crimes in Texas are harsh and charges of this magnitude hold the potential for serious prison time, fines and other consequences. The defendants in a drug crime case need to team up with a skilled San Antonio drug crime lawyer and aggressively defend against the charges. Some possible defenses for drug charges include:

  • Violation of search and seizure laws
  • The defendant did not possess the drugs
  • The defendant was unaware of the drug crime being committed
  • Mistaken identity
  • Innocence through an alibi
  • Entrapment or duress

There are several ways to fight against drug charges and The Law Office of John J. Fox can help. By challenging the evidence and countering the arguments of the prosecution, you may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us today for help in your drug crime case!