As with other serious crimes, being charged with drug possession may lead to jail time. Because of the need to rid communities of illegal drugs, claims of drug activity in an area may lead to police surveillance and potentially to the arrest of those involved if drugs are actually found. Individuals in San Antonio whose activities could lead to drug charges may want to consider avoiding the potential problems illegal drug use can create.
Recently, law enforcement officers went to a home to investigate narcotics activity, having received reports about supposed suspicious activity. It's unknown if that information came from police surveillance or a tip from an anonymous citizen or criminal informant. The house had been placed under surveillance, and deputies saw what they thought were drug sales taking place at the home. Deputies also reportedly saw people smoking marijuana in the house.
After getting consent to search the home, the deputies allegedly found marijuana and nine grams of crystal methamphetamine inside the home. Two 25-year-old men from Nacogdoches, Texas, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
If one finds out that he or she is under police surveillance or being investigated, it's imperative to immediately seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The attorney can make sure that police officers are following the law and are not seizing any evidence that is illegal. It's also important to find out how police got their information, so the defendants can try to find out who is accusing them.
Source: ketknbc.com, "3 arrested on drug charges in Nacogdoches County," Feb. 12, 2013