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Man facing drug charges following animal welfare call

| May 8, 2020 | Firm News

On May 10, a Texas police officer who was responding to a call for an animal welfare check in the 300 block of Southwest Parkway in College Station took a 20-year man into custody on drug charges. According to the officer, the man allowed the officer inside the home.

Once he entered the residence, the officer reported the smell of marijuana and claimed to find a bag of marijuana in the living room. When entering the kitchen, the officer stated that THC wax was sitting in view on the counter. At this time, the man and one of his roommates surrendered a firearm with an extended magazine. They stated that there were narcotics in the home, but they did not know the full amount of drugs that they had possession of.

During a search of the residence, officers reportedly found THC wax, LSD, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and psilocybin mushrooms, among other drugs. According to the authorities, the 20-year-old man stated that the drugs were his and that he sold them. He was charged with three counts of manual delivery of a controlled substance. According to reports, he is being held on $115,000 bail in Brazos County Jail.

When a person has been taken into custody on drug charges, he or she could be facing a jail sentence, court costs and other life-changing consequences, such as being unable to obtain a job. An attorney may help protect a person’s rights by assisting with the preservation of evidence, which might result in the reduction of charges or even a dismissal of the case. The attorney may also help an accused person avoid making common mistakes that could be detrimental to the case, such as talking about the case to other individuals or attempting to handle the drug case himself or herself.