Media outlets in Texas have reported that two men were taken into custody and significant quantities of illegal drugs were seized when narcotics investigators from the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover drug buy and then searched two homes during the early morning hours of Sept. 28. The 24-year-old and 27-year-old Schertz residents face multiple drug possession, manufacturing and distribution charges. The 24-year-old man has also been charged with possessing a gun while a convicted felon.
Deal arranged in drug-free zone
The drug deal that led to the searches and seizures was scheduled to take place at about 3:45 a.m. in Schertz at a home on Farm-to-Market Road 3009. Investigators say the area has been designated as a drug-free zone because of its close proximity to a school and daycare facility. After completing the narcotics transaction, investigators say that they were taken to a second residence on Crimson Cove Drive to purchase more drugs.
When they entered the home on Crimson Cove Drive, investigators say that they discovered a large part of the home had been dedicated to cultivating psychedelic mushrooms. Searches of the two residences allegedly led to the discovery of 3.65 kilograms of marijuana, more than 300 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 94 grams of Alprazolam, almost 50 grams of methamphetamine, 21 grams of THC wax, a small amount of cocaine and several items of drug paraphernalia. Investigators also claim to have found a firearm, more than 300 rounds of ammunition and $1,238 in U.S. currency.
Negotiating plea agreements
When their clients are accused of committing serious drug crimes and the evidence against them appears overwhelming, experienced criminal defense attorneys may pursue the best outcome possible at the negotiating table. Prosecutors generally try to avoid jury trails even when their cases seem string, and they may be willing to consolidate charges and reduce sentences in return for a quick and successful outcome.