Police find thousands of dollars worth of drugs in home raid

Police found thousands of dollars worth of drugs during a raid of a Seguin home.

According to authorities, 300 pills of ecstasy, nearly 300 pounds of cocaine, assault rifles and pistols were found in a man’s home after a raid on Thursday morning. A 30-year-old resident and his mother were at the home during the raid and claimed that they were surprised by what the cops found and did not know to whom the items belonged.

The 30-year-old man stated that his older brother was in jail for dealing drugs and is worried that this was his stuff that he left behind. He also stated that he hopes that the police do not blame him. The incident is still under investigation at this time.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime that you did not commit, contact the Dallas drug crimes defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

20 in drug ring arrested and jailed

According to U.S. Drug Enforcement officials, 20 people were recently arrested and jailed for drug-related crimes.  The group, who called themselves the “Catfish Mafia”, moved drugs from manufacturers in Mexico to their operation center in Comal County, and then to locations across the country as far as Los Angeles and Atlanta.

The drug traffickers’ business generated around $4.5 to $5 million a month.  The group reportedly traffics around 25 pounds of pure crystal methamphetamine every month.

Federal investigations into the drug traffickers began in early 2010 and the case broke in June.  Comal County Criminal District ADA Jennifer Tharp stated, “We’re taking a hard stance on drug trafficking in this community.  If it’s beyond our ability, we’ll call in federal law enforcement agencies.”

If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug crime, contact the Dallas drug crimes defense lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 to learn more about your rights to experienced legal representation.

New terms for crack-cocaine prison sentences controversial

The Attorney General has announced that the new reduced penalties for federal crack-cocaine penalties should be used retroactively so that those who are in prison for the stricter penalties can have the benefit of the new standards.

This becomes controversial because a release of thousands of prison inmates that are currently serving drug offense sentences.

The Fair Sentencing Act that was signed in last August eased the old rules that punished crack-cocaine much more harshly than powder cocaine. If these new laws are applied retroactively, nearly 12,040 prison inmates will be allowed to seek reduced prison terms. Data shows that an average sentence would be reduced from 164 months to 127 months.

If you or a loved one has been charged of a drug offense, contact the Dallas drug crimes defense lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007.

Chace Crawford makes deal in drug related arrest

Actor Chace Crawford has reached a deal regarding his arrest for marijuana possession last summer in Plano, Texas.

The Gossip Girl star made a deal with the judge to pay for his arrest by doing community service and remaining on probation until charges are dropped. He must complete 24 hours of community service. The arrest occurred last summer when Crawford was found with marijuana in his car.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as drug possession, contact the Dallas drug crime defense lawyers of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling 214-845-7007.

Three suspects arrested for connection in crime ring

Three people have been arrested for allegedly being connected to the North Texas drug and theft ring as the round up to identify all of the ring members continues.

At this time, 10 people have been jailed for engaging in organized criminal activities. This group is allegedly responsible for thefts in trailer and diesel equipment, forging checks and distributing large quantities of methamphetamine.

This ring has been operated for at least three years. The three people that were arrested included a 46-year-old man, a 37-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a serious crime such as a drug-related crime, contact the Dallas drug crimes lawyer of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

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