What at first appeared to be a simple traffic stop in Texas turned into a major drug bust in which authorities claim they found more than 155 kilos of meth.
The initial traffic stop happened on Beltway 8, in the 6100 block. Reports did not indicate why the police stopped the car, but only that they did. In the course of that stop, they then found meth in the car. They say it came to about 17 kilos in total.
The officers then started a larger investigation, and members of the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office found a house that they referred to as a “stash house.” They searched the property, and they found another 155 kilos at that location.
After the find, the police arrested three different individuals. The latest reports note that they were taken to the Harris County Jail. With the size of the stash that was uncovered, they are facing more than just possession charges, but possession with intent to deliver.
Of course, there are always a lot of procedural questions after any drug bust. Remember that the police need to have a reason for a traffic stop. They also need to have probable cause to search a house. There are steps that must be followed, and officers cannot ignore these steps simply because they want to make a bust that winds up in the news.
For those who end up facing charges, especially if they think that the proper steps were not taken, it is crucial that they understand exactly what legal defense options they have.