A New York Jets running back, Mike Goodson, is currently facing drug charges
after he was found in a car with an acquaintance in possession of illegal
narcotics. The arrest took place in New Jersey. Mike Goodson is a former
Texas A&M player who was well known for his talent on the football
field at this university.
New Jersey police say that Goodson was a passenger in the vehicle when
they were stopped. The athlete and his friend were arrested after a tow-truck
driver called and found them stopped in the left lane of Interstate 80.
The police say that both men had marijuana in their possession and also
had drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The men were also arrested for
weapons offenses because of a 45-calibar semi-automatic handgun which
was in the vehicle. The police have not released information about the
owner of the weapon.
In many states,
possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia are separate charges which can be
sentences with separate punishments. As a result, a Texan who has been
accused of drug offenses may get a longer sentence because of his two
crimes. The football player may face 180 days in jail and up to $2,000
if he had less than two ounces of marijuana in his possession. If the
offender held two to four ounces, then he could face up to one year in
jail and a $4,000 fine for his crime.
Possession of paraphernalia is typically charged as a misdemeanor in Texas
and can result in a $500 fine. Those that sell paraphernalia can be charged
with a harsher misdemeanor and spend up to one year in jail as a result.
If you want more information about marijuana offenses in Texas then you
need to talk to a lawyer at the firm today. With the right
Plano drug defense attorney there to assist you, you can tackle your charges and attempt to prove
your innocence in a Texas court!