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Former Texas A&M Running Back Arrested for Drug Charges

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!