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Driver stopped for speeding, charged with drug trafficking

Drugs are a serious problem throughout Texas. They can often be found in homes, schools, vehicles and almost anywhere else one can think of. As such, law enforcement officers actively seek out and arrest those whom they believe to be responsible for the drug trafficking problem throughout the state.

Recently, a 23-year-old woman was said to be speeding along a Texas highway. According to officers, the woman originally indicated that she was on her way to a work meeting several hours away. In addition to this woman, a female passenger and the driver's 4-year-old child were in the vehicle. The passenger indicated that the driver picked her up from her home and that she was to babysit the child.

As the conversation continued, officers claim that there were changes in what the driver was telling them. This purportedly led them to become suspicious, and they asked to search her vehicle; this request was denied. Based upon their suspicions, officers indicate that they requested a K-9 unit. The K-9 officer searched the vehicle and alerted officers to three containers which were believed to be filled with liquid methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and now faces charges of federal drug trafficking.

A situation such as this one raises a number of questions that will need to be investigated prior to the accused appearing before a federal judge in a Texas courtroom. Among these questions are did officers have the right to search the vehicle? Experienced legal counsel will be able to review the evidence and make recommendations regarding the best way to proceed in answering to these charges of drug trafficking.

Source: CNN, "Texas police seize 75 pounds of liquid meth in cleaning jugs", Keith Allen, July 20, 2017

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