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Federal charges for cocaine brought against woman in Texas

Sep 9, 2019 | Drug Offenses

Police crackdowns on drug-related activity can often result in difficult outcomes for those accused of participation in such activity. They often face serious allegations depending on the exact scenario, and charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies. In some cases, individuals accused of having involvement with cocaine distribution could face the possibility of life in prison.

This type of outcome is currently a possibility for one woman who was arrested in Texas. According to reports, police stopped the woman’s vehicle for an undisclosed traffic violation. Details regarding the traffic stop were not given in the report, but for some reason, officers searched the vehicle. During the search, they purportedly discovered cocaine hidden in the door panels of the car. 

Now, the woman — whose age was not given in the report — is facing federal charges for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Approximately 45 kilograms of the substance was found in the vehicle and is estimated to have a value of $2.7 million. It was noted that if the woman is convicted of the allegations against her, she could face a sentence of up to life in prison.

Undoubtedly, this woman wants to avoid that harsh outcome to her case. In efforts to work toward a more favorable result, she will want to better understand the allegations brought against her and what it means to face federal charges for cocaine distribution. She may benefit from gaining reliable information regarding her case from local Texas legal resources and remembering that she could seek assistance throughout her case.