A Mexican drug organization that operated in Texas was feeling serious pressure this week as authorities across the country cracked down on their drug operations. Hit particularly hard, North Texas.
La Familia is a relatively recently developed Mexican gang. They are called one of the largest, however, and may be responsible for the majority of methamphetamine coming into the country. Across the country, over 300 arrests were made and 1/3 of those were in Texas, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The gang isn’t like many other Mexican drug operations as it is said to operate on some kind of moral compass, choosing to keep women and children out of the violence. In addition, the group reportedly will not sell meth to Mexicans, out of respect and concern for their culture.
However, that doesn’t make them saints. According to several news sources, they have exhibited a large amount of violence since their presence in the States has grown and even commit deprived acts like decapitations to serve as punishments and warnings against those who threaten their empire.
Although they do deal in marijuana, they are considered one of the largest meth contributors in this country. Methamphetamines are cheap, man-made stimulants that have gained, lost, and regained popularity in the United States.
Tighter restrictions on the sale of ingredients has made it difficult for Americans to continue making meth on a large scale basis, allowing the Mexican drug lords an opening in the market.
Under Texas law, methamphetamines are part of the most serious group of controlled substances. Other drugs in these “Group 1” substances include cocaine and heroin, all of which are highly addictive and dangerous.
Being classified with these drugs means that people caught in possession of meth will face the harshest possible penalties. The charge you face for a drug crime depends on how much of the drug you have in your possession and your intentions (use, distribute, etc.).
Even just a possession charge can land you several years in prison with meth. If you are accused of selling or attempting to sell the drugs, the punishment will be much higher.
When facing charges like possession of methamphetamines, it can be difficult to know what to do. If you need help with your case, I can provide it. If you need drug treatment, we may be able to work with the prosecution to see that you get that type of help.
As your defense attorney, it would be my job to work for you. Call me today and let me know what you want out of your case. I will do my best to ensure you leave court with the best results possible.