Police do not always know where an investigation will lead. For instance, the street crimes division of a police department in one Texas city and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents obtained a search warrant on a home where a man suspected of murder lived. The execution of that warrant resulted in five people facing drug possession and other charges.
The warrant specifically named one of the five people -- a 31-year-old woman. It alleged that she was in possession of an unknown amount of methamphetamine. She was taken into custody, along with the other four individuals -- two men and two women -- who were also in the home at the time of the raid.
One of the men faces a charge for possession of a controlled substance, along with the woman named in the warrant. The other man faces a charge for possession of marijuana, along with other charges. The two other women were supposedly in possession of drug paraphernalia and face charges to that effect. Reports did not indicate how much of the alleged drugs were found. At least one of the five remained in jail in San Angelo at last report.
Even though Texas officials had enough evidence to obtain a search warrant, that does not mean there is enough evidence for a conviction. The substances believed to be drugs must be confirmed as such, and the evidence must show that the separate drug possession and drug paraphernalia supposedly found on each individual actually belonged to him or her. In the meantime, any individual facing such charges may review all of the evidence, ensure that no rights were violated and determine what options lead to the best resolution possible to the charges.
Source: sanangelolive.com, "East San Angelo Methamphetamine Raid Suspects Identified", Yantis Green, Sept. 7, 2017