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3 facing drug crimes charges after traffic stop

Three individuals are now fighting charges related to the possession of drugs, police say. The individuals were slapped with several charges in Montgomery County on a recent Thursday in December. In addition to other charges, the Texas residents are now all facing charges related to drug crimes.

A deputy from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office pulled over an individual towing a trailer that is said to have had a stolen license plate. Authorities decided to further investigate the 42-year-old Conroe man. After flying over his properties, they claim that they located other trailers there, one of which they say was stolen.  

Shortly thereafter deputies initiated a search of the man's residence and property. They claim that they located around 160 grams of methamphetamine, a stolen truck, several stolen trailers, scores of guns, over $3,000 dollars worth of cash, as well as other stolen items. After the search, two other individuals, a 34-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were formally accused of theft and drug charges. Authorities say the investigation is still underway, and the individuals may face additional criminal charges.

In Texas criminal proceedings such as these, the prosecution will have the burden of proving the drug charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The serious nature of the drug crimes allegations mandates that each defendant focus on the specifics of the charges alongside his or her separate legal counsel. The nature of the original traffic stop, as well as the procedures employed by the deputies during the search may warrant careful scrutiny. Moreover, the specific location of the drugs, firearms and the other allegedly stolen property may also play important roles in the defense strategies of each accused individual.

Source: abc13.com, "Traffic stop leads to major gun, drug bust at Montgomery County home", Dec. 5, 2017

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