More than just reputation is at stake for certain school board position
in South Texas. A man is currently facing accusations that he gave out
cocaine in order to secure votes for a 2012 school board election.
In order to secure votes, the man allegedly offered a small amount of cocaine
or a $10 bribe if a voter agreed to vote for the candidate he represented.
He is said to have been working with two woman on behalf of the same candidate.
The women plead guilty earlier in 2014 to using cigarettes, alcohol, and
cash to secure votes. It is suggested that these tactics have been used
for other elections in the past.
Cocaine Possession in Texas
Due to its classification as an extremely dangerous controlled substance,
even a small amount of cocaine is charged as a felony in Texas. You don't
have to be caught buying cocaine in order to be charged with a possession crime.
The small amount given as a bribe in the Texas election could be enough
to charge those who received the bribes with:
- Minimum of 180 days to two years of jail time
- Up to $10,000 in fines
While first time offenders in the state may be able to reduce their charges,
possession of cocaine for those with previous arrest records could have
If you or a loved one have been charged with cocaine possession in Texas,
get a drug defense attorney on your side immediately.
Contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC for a free case consultation for your cocaine