Texas Ice Cream Truck Full of Drugs

Texas Ice Cream Truck Full of Drugs

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 marijuana.

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.