Police in Texas detained two men as a result of an investigation done by the narcotics unit. The men were allegedly using a home in Schertz to cultivate illegal narcotics, including psilocybin mushrooms. It is believed that the home was also used to stash additional drugs and money.
Undercover agents in the narcotics unit set up a drug deal in the middle of the night in September after receiving information about the men dealing drugs. The men set the drug deal for a location that was close to a school. Schools are designated as drug-free zones, so dealing or stashing drugs in these zones might lead to additional drug charges being filed.
After the drug deal was complete, the men reportedly told the agents that they had additional drugs stashed at a nearby home. After the men led the agents to the home, a search and seizure operation ensued, and the men were detained by Guadalupe County police officers. An additional home was discovered being used by the men in the course of the investigation. At the two homes, police say that more than 8 pounds of marijuana were seized. Police also reportedly seized 317 grams of psychedelic mushrooms, 21 grams of THC, 49 grams of methamphetamine, 333 rounds of ammunition, six firearms and over $1,200 in cash.
The Constitution offers protections against evidence obtained during an improper search and seizure. Police must have a properly obtained warrant before searching a home. In many cases of drug busts, the drugs themselves make up the majority of the evidence that prosecutors rely on when prosecuting a case. Without this evidence, there may not be enough evidence to make a case, and the drug charges might be dismissed. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to look over the search warrant. If the police didn’t have one, or if it was illegally obtained, the case might be dropped.