A routine traffic stop on the evening of March 6 led to a misdemeanor drug possession charge for the superintendent of a major Texas public school district. The man was taken into custody by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper after less than 2 ounces of marijuana was allegedly discovered in his vehicle. Media reports indicate that he was released from the Robertson County Jail on his own recognizance on March 7.
Two men have been charged with possession of between 50 and 2,000 pounds of marijuana after the search of a San Leon home allegedly led to the discovery of an elaborate marijuana growing operation. The search was conducted on Nov. 28 by deputies from the Galveston County Sheriff's Office and members of the office's Special Crimes Unit, Identification Division and Tactical Response Team.
You have certain unalienable rights. That's something every Texan learns in civics class. And even if you happened to miss that day, you likely know the words of the Miranda warning because of television. You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer police questions without an attorney present.
People may have many fears when they are accused of marijuana possession here in Texas. For one, they may fear that they will face a felony charge.