Tag Archives: drug crimes

  • East Texas lawyer charged with marijuana possession

    East Texas attorney Ken Keith Miller, 59, was taken into police custody on Friday, December 30 and charged with marijuana possession.

    Jail records showed Miller was booked at the Smith County jail by the Department of Public Safety and was assigned a $500 bond. He was released later in the day after posting said bond. Miller is a prominent personal injury lawyer who has offices in Tyler in Smith County.

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  • Closing arguments expected in Brownwood drug trial

    State attorneys and legal defense teams will be giving their closing arguments in the trial of 33-year-old Brownwood, Texas resident Shanna Hughitt, who is accused of possessing copious amounts of drugs, in the 35th District Court this Thursday, October 8.

    Prosecutor Elisha Bird closed presentation of evidence for the prosecution on Wednesday, October 7, which included testimonies from some of the city’s inmates who were Hughitt’s co-defendants in the operation Tangled Web drug roundup which led to Hughitt’s arrest.

    Hughitt’s legal counsel, Stuart Holden of Balliner, did not call on any witnesses during his presentation of evidence.

    Charges against Hughitt include engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

    Hughitt was accused of possession with the intent to deliver more than 4 grams and less than 400 grams of methamphetamine on Jan. 15, 2014.

    Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter effectively handle drug crime defense cases such as these. Your strongest hope for reduced or dismissed charges is to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Contact a member of our legal team by calling our Dallas offices today at (214) 845-7007.

  • Millionaire Robert Durst indicted on firearm charges in Louisiana

    Seventy-one-year-old New York City real estate heir Robert Alan Durst was indicted on April 8 by a grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana for the possession of firearms by a felon and possession of both a firearm and an illegal drug, which was 5 ounces of marijuana, KTTC reported.

    Durst’s attorneys said the charges have forced him to stay in New Orleans against his wishes. Also, his defense will likely include the argument that his weapon charges arrest was illegal, as FBI agents searched his hotel room without a warrant and before his arrest.

    The indictment contained 15 aliases. Two were variations of his name, while others were monikers he has used previously: Dorthy Ciner, the name he used as a deaf-mute man in Texas, and Morris Black, which is the name of a neighbor he dismembered. In that situation, Durst was acquitted due to an argument of self-defense.

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  • Supporters rally for Texas teenager facing life sentence for pot brownies

    Nineteen-year-old Round Rock resident Jacob Lavoro is facing a sentence of life imprisonment after police authorities arrested him for possession of a 1.5-pound pan of pot brownies, The Daily Chronic reported on June 20.

    Lavoro, who turned down a plea agreement to have his first-degree felony reduced to a second-degree felony charge at the Williamson County Courthouse on June 19, was supported by a rally held outside the courthouse in Georgetown. Police authorities said that aside from hash oil and marijuana buds, Lavoro also possessed baggies filled with marijuana and digital scales.

    Lavoro’s defense attorney, Jack Holmes, filed a petition to suppress evidence in the case because the police entered Lavoro’s apartment illegally and without a search warrant.

    If you are facing drug offenses related to possession, sales, manufacturing or other crimes in Texas, take care to hire the experienced legal services of a criminal defense attorney. Drug charges are heavily prosecuted in Texas, so it is important to ensure that your rights are protected. Call our attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by dialing (214) 845-7007 today.