Drug ring leaders often try to conceal their drugs in the most conspicuous
of places. Recently, Texas authorities were shocked when they discovered
that a seemingly innocent ice cream truck was full of illegal narcotics.
The ice cream trucks of the 90’s with their sing-song sirens have
often been a hit with neighborhood children. Yet this ice cream truck
that was paroling West Texas was carrying something more desirable for
some than a sweet treat. Two men inside the ice cream truck had two plastic
bowls of a green leafy substance that investigators believe is
El Paso Times reports that deputies in the area pulled the ice cream truck
over when they noticed that it had a cracked windshield and an expired
registration sticker. The two occupants that were in the truck were then
charged with possession of marijuana under two ounces after the substance
was discovered. The two suspects are a 19-year-old boy and a 29-year-old
man. The 19-year-old was also charged with attempting to evade arrest.
He tried to run from the police but was unable to succeed, so he has been
placed in detention for the time being.
Possession of any illegal amount of marijuana can merit serious charges
in the state of Texas.
Possession of less than two ounces of the substance is considered a class B misdemeanor and can lead to up
to 180 days in incarceration. This can be a significant punishment that
can result in a criminal losing his or her job and needing to reschedule
a variety of important engagements. As well, possession of less than two
ounces of marijuana can come with a fine of up to $2,000.
When a person has over two ounces but below four ounces of marijuana, it
can lead to up to one year in incarceration and is considered a class
A misdemeanor. If you want to battle your marijuana charges, then make
sure to hire a Plano criminal defense attorney to assist you in your effort
to prove your innocence. With the right
Texas drug defense lawyer on your side, you may be able to prove your innocence, so talk to an attorney
about your situation promptly.