Those who are arrested in Texas likely have multiple emotions running through their heads. Depending on the circumstances of their arrest, they may feel indignant about their treatment and fearful about the potential outcomes of the case. Unfortunately, they are left to make decisions without the information they need to do so while experiencing this turmoil. Two men now face federal charges after they were accused of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot targeting a Drug Enforcement Administration officer; two women also face similar charges.
The men were reportedly taken into custody in May. According to reports, officers believe that the men were bringing methamphetamine into the country and then distributing it in Texas. They were taken into custody as law enforcement officers conducted a raid on the house that is believed to be the primary residence of the men.
Reports claim that one of the men began making threats, presumably against the life of the DEA officer, while being held. He allegedly offered a total of $20,000 for killing the officer. The other man was also allegedly involved. One of the men’s girlfriend and sister are accused of working to deliver the money; they were not in custody in the immediate aftermath of the mid-July indictment.
All four are charged with interstate commerce in the commission of murder-for-hire. The four likely have several questions about the case against them and their options for responding to the federal charges. Many people in Texas who have found themselves in a similar situation have felt unprepared to make the decisions facing them. Fortunately, there are experienced criminal defense attorneys who are willing to fight for their clients’ best interests.