Every day, thousands of people travel up and down Texas highways. For the most part, these individuals are law-abiding citizens who are on their way to work, home or some other typical destination. Unfortunately, there are also the few individuals who utilize Texas highways as a way to transport drugs such as cocaine. For this reason, Texas law enforcement remains alert for signs of such activity.
At least 12 of the 40 people recently arrested in Texas were reportedly targeted by drug task force investigators. Authorities say they seized substantial amounts of heroin as well as other contraband in the investigation. Some of those arrested may face life in prison, if convicted.
Throughout Texas, neighbors tend to watch out for each other. When one goes out of town, a neighbor will often keep an eye on the house to make sure everything is okay. As a general practice, whenever neighbors see something suspicious happening, they will notify the local authorities. Many times, these tips lead to arrests for crimes such as drug trafficking. Other times, these tips have little to no foundation.
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.
Some months ago, we wrote about an apparent shift in prosecution focus in Harris County regarding some alleged drug offenses. The highlight of that item was that the district attorney planned to make going after marijuana misdemeanors less of a priority. What, we asked, might take its place?