While there are certain stereotypes many who live in the Houston area may associate with individuals accused of drug crimes, the reality is people of all backgrounds are arrested for this on a regular basis. This is perhaps best illustrated in the recent arrest of 31-year-old Texas elementary school teacher. The woman was one of four who were taken into custody after a drug bust at her apartment.
In the course of the bust law enforcement reportedly discovered both prescription drugs as well as street drugs, including:
- Black tar heroin
- Liquid heroin
In addition, guns, tools and needles were also recovered. The bust was the result of a call police received regarding a bad smell emanating from the woman’s apartment.
The woman was charged with three counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
Many in the Houston area were likely surprised by this arrest. Most do not equate drug crimes with an educator of first grade students. While someone charged with a crime is considered innocent until proven guilty, even criminal charges can greatly impact the life of the accused. For example, in this instance, as the case against the woman proceeds, she has been placed on leave from her job.
For the best outcome in this case the woman, as well as the three others who were arrested, have likely secured representation by a criminal defense attorney. These individuals usually have an understanding of how the system works and the best way to proceed for the best possible outcome.
Source: Click 2 Houston, “Humble ISD teacher among 4 arrested in drug bust,” Amanda Perez, May 7, 2014