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Multi-agency investigation leads to man's arrest for drug crimes

Given the ongoing struggle with drugs in Texas and across the U.S., law enforcement agencies both local and federal are engaged in trying to put a stop to their sale. Accompanying that will be investigations and arrests for drug possession, drug sales and drug trafficking. When a person is caught in one of these large-scale investigations, the litany of accusations and penalties that will go along with a conviction can be intimidating. However, it is critical to remember that law enforcement is required to adhere to certain procedures, and there are often numerous ways to lodge a strong defense.

A 34-year-old man who resides in Longview was arrested on drug charges and theft as part of an ongoing investigation. The arrest came as deputies executed a search warrant. They also found a motorcycle that had been reported stolen. There were several agencies involved in the investigation including the Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Longview SWAT. During the search, marijuana, methamphetamine and Xanax were found. The man faces multiple charges including felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor marijuana possession and charges related to the motorcycle.

There is a social stigma related to people who are arrested on drug charges, and the impact can go far beyond the criminal charges. It can lead to major issues in a person's life even after the case is concluded. Those who are dealing with allegations of drug crimes must remember their right to a strong defense. It is possible that the search was not done according to established law enforcement protocol making any evidence that was acquired inadmissible. There could be a reasonable explanation for the person to have been caught in a situation where drugs were present. It might be possible to negotiate a plea agreement to avoid the harshest penalties. There is even the potential for an acquittal.

Whether the charges are related to street drugs, prescription drugs or a combination, those who are facing allegations of drug crimes must make certain they are protected. A law firm that is experienced in a wide array of drug defense can be integral to a case.

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