When drug activity is suspected, the desire of law enforcement authorities to make an arrest is understandable. However, this desire could ultimately lead to accusations that are not supported by evidence, especially when several people are arrested in relation to the same case. In fact, it is unclear what evidence supports the drug charges that 13 people in Texas currently face.
The arrest reported stemmed from an investigation that allegedly began in 2019. A tip claiming that illegal activity was happening reportedly sparked the investigation. Police say that the 13 arrested included current and former students at the University of Texas.
Officials say that the case involves a drug trafficking operation. College students and other allegedly bought drugs from those involved in the ring, thinking that they were purchasing prescription Xanax or Adderall. However, police say that they were actually buying counterfeits that contained methamphetamine and fentanyl.
The drug charges filed against the 13 recently arrested in Texas include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Four of them also face an additional charge related to money laundering. Law enforcement authorities are often motivated to show that that are holding someone accountable for certain actions but could ultimately end up making accusations against innocent people. Those accused of crimes often seek guidance from an experienced professional to help them carefully examine the evidence against them and determine how to best respond to the accusations. Regardless of claims officials may make, a person is presumed innocent; sufficient evidence must be provided to prove that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.