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Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced for Involvement in Drug Trafficking Ring

Daniel Polanco, a former Edinburg, Texas, border patrol agent, was sentenced to 166 months in prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking ring. He was one of six law enforcement officials arrested and charged with stealing marijuana and cocaine from dealers in the Rio Grande Valley and then selling them in Houston. The investigation […]


Federal Drug Bust at Fort Worth Clothing Store

An alleged methamphetamine ring operating out of a clothing store in Fort Worth was broken by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on October 14, 2020. Charges against 30 individuals took place as part of an investigation called “Operation Ice Tank,” led by the local DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Group. The criminal charge is for […]


Getting Caught With Weed – Collin County vs. Dallas County

What happens if you get caught with weed in Texas depends on the amount of marijuana with which you are caught and the city you are in. In Dallas County, if you are caught with less than 4 oz. of weed, the police no longer have to take you to jail due to a Cite […]


Your JUUL Can Cause You Trouble With the Law

What is a JUUL? JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek look that resembles a USB flash drive. Some users are altering the device replacing the nicotine oil in the […]


Is Your Seven-Day Pill Box Illegal?

Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a major public health issue in recent years, notably with respect to opioid painkillers like Oxycontin. But legally speaking, all drugs requiring a doctor’s prescription are tightly regulated. If you are found in with any such drug on your person without a valid prescription, you can be arrested and […]


Drug Paraphernalia Charges – You Could be Guilty Without Realizing It

If you are familiar with drug use and culture, you know that certain household objects double as items used for the storage, manufacture, or consumption of illegal drugs. These items are known as drug paraphernalia. Like the possession of illegal drugs, the possession of drug paraphernalia is a drug crime. But unlike illegal drugs, which […]


What To Do If Your Teen is Pulled Over With Friends Who Have Drugs in the Car

Your teenager is out with friends. One of them offers her a ride home. The friend is driving a little too fast and is pulled over for speeding. But what started as a simple traffic stop soon escalates. The driver is acting nervous, which makes the officer suspicious. The officer starts asking questions. Teenagers are […]


How Can an Edible Brownie Become a Felony Drug Charge?

Marijuana possession is illegal in Collin County and throughout Texas, except for narrowly defined medical uses. While other states, such as Colorado, have moved to legalize “recreational” marijuana use, the criminal prohibition remains unchanged in Texas. This means that even if you purchase marijuana in a state where it is permitted, you cannot legally bring […]


Is Grandma a Drug Dealer?

The term drug crime conjures the image of meeting someone in a back alley to buy marijuana or heroin. But for many Collin County residents, drug crimes involve everyday products you get at the local pharmacy. In fact, Texas prosecutors have increasingly focused on prescription drug crimes, especially those involving popular pain medications. Drug Crimes […]


Drugs, Kids, and Juvenile Justice in Texas

Drug possession is one of the most common criminal charges that a Collin County teenager will face in Texas. In many cases, a teenager may run afoul of the law without realizing it. Even parents may not be fully aware of how the law applies to their children or the potential consequences if an arrest […]