Law enforcement officers in Texas raided a residence as part of an investigation to target alleged drug suppliers. The raid reportedly resulted in the seizure of 6.5 pounds of marijuana, an undetermined amount of Xanax, 198 doses of THC and approximately $7,000. The drugs are estimated to have a street value of $33,000.
The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force conducted the investigation and drug raid. The search and seizure operation was the result of several months of undercover operations that focused on the supply locations and distribution of marijuana and THC in the local area. A search warrant was presented prior to the raid by local deputies.
One man was detained as a result of the operation. His charges include a first-degree felony for manufacturing or distributing a substance that is controlled; a state felony for manufacturing or delivering a substance that is controlled; a second-degree felony for possession of marijuana and a state felony for money laundering. According to authorities, the charges were committed in a zone that is drug-free.
Drug crimes typically rely on the evidence obtained during a search and seizure in order for an alleged crime to be prosecuted. Without this evidence, the prosecution may not have enough to build a case, and the charges might be dropped. The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from searches and seizures that are unreasonable. This means that law enforcement officers must have obtained a search warrant from a judge that is both specific and reasonable prior to the search and seizure. In this case, a lawyer may look over the details of the case and determine if the search was done legally. If it wasn’t, the drug evidence and money would be inadmissible, and the case may be dismissed.