On July 15, Texas authorities arrested social media stars Bryce Corridor and Jaden Hossler on drug possession charges. Both individuals, who appear on the TikTok collective Sway Home, were taken into custody in Giddings.
According to media reports, Corridor, age 20, and Hossler, 19, were visiting Texas as part of a nationwide tour when deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Division of Public Security took them into custody for alleged marijuana possession. One of the duo’s fans took a video of the arrest and posted it on TikTok.
While many states have eased marijuana possession laws in recent years, Texas still takes a harsh stance on the drug. For example, individuals convicted of possessing 2 ounces or less can be sentenced to up to 180 days in jail and fined up to $2,000. Corridor and Hossler have already been released on bond. No further information on their case has been released.
Defendants facing drug charges in Texas might think they have no choice but to plead guilty and accept whatever sentence a judge hands down. However, with the help of a criminal defense attorney, it may be possible to fight the allegations and get the charges reduced or dismissed.
For instance, if legal counsel discovers that the police violated the defendant’s rights during the arrest process, the case might be thrown out of court. Even if the evidence in the case appears solid, the attorney may be able to negotiate a plea deal that reduces the charges in exchange for the defendant’s guilty plea. This strategy may help the defendant avoid the stress of a trial and help him or her obtain a lighter sentence.