Everyone has made some choices in their lives that they don’t want absolutely everyone to know about. For most people, when making questionable decisions or doing things that may not be legal, the last person they want to know about it is their mothers. But sometimes the mother is right there alongside, taking part in the action as well. That could be the case with a mother and daughter in Texas who are now facing drug charges for possession of heroin and cocaine.
One morning recently, a Texas State Police trooper pulled over a van for a routine traffic stop. At some point during the stop the trooper apparently began to suspect the two women in the van had something to hide, so he had a canine from the Department of Public Safety inspect the vehicle. The dog is said to have alerted to the presence of drugs, so the vehicle was searched, and almost 200 pounds of drugs were reportedly found.
According to reports, police removed 33 pounds of heroin and 165 pounds of cocaine from the vehicle. The 32-year-old driver of the van and her 76-year-old mother were both arrested. They were charged with delivery of a controlled substance. This is a first-degree felony which carries a possible sentence of up to 99 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Everyone has made some bad decisions in their lives. Most people learn from their mistakes and parents typically try to protect their children and teach them how to make better decisions than they have. Sometimes life’s struggles are hard, and things don’t always work out that way. For this duo and others who find themselves facing drug charges for heroin, cocaine or other substances, an experienced defense attorney can help them navigate the legal process, mounting a solid defense and working toward a favorable outcome so they can get their lives back on track and moving in a positive direction.