A 10-month investigation into alleged drug-related activities has resulted in seven arrests, with warrants out for two others, according to investigators in Mills County. Texas police arrested six men and one woman between May 29 and June 5. They are still searching for two other individuals of interest, and have asked the support of the community in tracking these two women down. It is unclear whether any of the arrested individuals have retained counsel, but this will be a necessary part of building a drug crimes defense in their individual cases.
The information about the 10-month investigation is limited at this time, likely because not everyone purportedly involved has been apprehended by police. However, it has been determined that almost all of the arrests made so far have been predicated by the individuals allegedly purchasing drugs, including marijuana and methamphetamine, from undercover officers. One of the men is also facing money laundering charges after police claim they found a connection between him and a variety of fraudulent checks.
Police are still on the lookout for two 32-year-old women believed to have been involved in drug crimes as well. They are both wanted for alleged delivery of amphetamine, as well as tampering with evidence. Trial dates for those already in custody have not been announced at this time.
To develop a strong drug crimes defense, it is necessary for defense counsel to carefully review any and all material brought forward as evidence by Texas prosecutors. This evidence will be scrutinized along with the records of the investigation and subsequent arrests. Defense counsel will focus on identifying factual and legal issues to address in court with a view toward achieving the best possible result for the client.