A Texas law enforcement officer and his girlfriend are in police custody for their alleged role in certain drug-related criminal activity. A federal grand jury recently indicted both defendants for drug charges that include intent to distribute cocaine. The deputy constable is also facing charges for money laundering. If convicted of these charges, he could face decades behind bars.
Alleged criminal activity
The indictment outlines the specific reasons for the charges against the Texas law enforcement officer, including laundering approximately $350,000 in drug proceeds in four months. At the time this alleged offense took place, the defendant was employed as a deputy constable with a precinct in Harris County. His girlfriend is also charged in this supposed conspiracy.
The charges brought against them include one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. A conviction of this charge would come with a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. If the officer is convicted of money laundering charges, he would face at least 20 years in prison. The arrests and indictments of the officer and his girlfriend came after an investigation conducted by the FBI and other Texas law enforcement agencies.
Drug charges are a serious threat to a defendant’s future. This man is facing the potential for decades behind bars, and a strong defense will be necessary to confront the case and pursue the most lenient sentencing possible for the situation. An indictment is not a conviction, and both defendants have the right to a presumption of innocence until proven guilty.