Drugs come in all shapes, sizes, and types. There are depressants, narcotics, stimulants, and more. However, that does not mean that they are all equally present within Texas. In fact, there are some that are far more commonly seen than others.
The Most Common Drug Types
The single most commonly seen drug in the state of Texas is marijuana, which has its own specific Penalty Group, where most other drugs fall into a group that includes other drugs. However, it also has the most lenient penalties of any other drug, and in today’s world, many counties are choosing not to press charges at all for small amounts of marijuana, particularly if there is no evidence of intent to distribute. This is in line with the rest of the nation’s relaxed views on marijuana and its legalization in many states (but not in Texas).
The second most common type of drug in Texas is cocaine, along with derivatives like crack. This is followed closely by heroin, which follows trends in other states. Across the US, heroin use has seen a dramatic resurgence.
Crystal meth, or just “meth”, is another commonly seen drug type, and it is quickly gaining ground within Texas. If this trend remains strong, meth could become the second most commonly seen drug type in a very short time.
Finally, prescription drug abuse has also become very common in Texas. Drugs that fall into this category include things like the following:
Even drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are being used and abused by Texans in growing numbers. It is difficult to determine the exact extent of prescription drug abuse, though, simply due to the nature of the drugs in question and the ease of hiding them.
Are You Facing Drug Possession Charges?
If you have been arrested and charged with drug possession in Texas, you could be facing serious penalties. In fact, a single gram of cocaine could mean spending a surprisingly long time in jail, as well as paying steep fines. If you were found in possession of other paraphernalia, you could face distribution charges, which might mean a charge of life in prison in some instances.
It’s essential that you have experienced representation before and during your trial. Call The Blacknall Firm today at 214-678-9111 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you.