Man Sentenced To 30 Year Sentence For Methamphetamine Possession

A man in the Denton area was recently charged with 30 years in prison due to methamphetamine possession. The man in question has a long history as a habitual offender including charges related to the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, organized criminal activity, and numerous drug possession charges. The methamphetamine in question was found on the man during a routine traffic stop during which the man attempted to toss a bag full of methamphetamines into a garbage can.

Methamphetamines are an extremely powerful type of drug that is best known for its addictive and deadly qualities. Texas courts have increased enforcement of methamphetamines and increased the severity of the resulting penalties in an effort to decrease the number of individuals who use the drug. The assistance of a skilled attorney can prove extremely beneficial for individuals who are charged with methamphetamine possession.

The Nature of Methamphetamines

Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that is closely related to amphetamines. The effects of methamphetamine are remarkably similar to cocaine. Methamphetamines come in three main forms, which include the following: a dissolvable powder, small chunks that can be smoked, and large chunks that are often swallowed by drug users.

Possession Charges

In the state of Texas, it is illegal to possess methamphetamines. It is also illegal for individuals to possess the chemical components that are used to manufacture methamphetamines. In many cases, individuals can be convicted of methamphetamine possession if the prosecution is merely able to convince the jury that the defendant knowingly possessed methamphetamine or paraphernalia. Many individuals are uncertain how a large number of these offenses arise. The state of Texas uses a system to monitor the sale of certain items that are only bought in the production of methamphetamines and when law enforcement finds that an individual has purchased a suspicious combination of drugs, then that individual is more closely monitored.

Potential Consequences

The severity of the penalties that an individual receives for methamphetamine possession depends on the quantity of methamphetamines involved. These penalties frequently include prison sentences and fines. For individuals who are convicted of methamphetamine possession, the potential consequences of such an offense breaks down into the following categories:

  • Under one gram of methamphetamines. An individual faces up to two years in prison.
  • One to four grams of methamphetamines. An individual faces a third degree felony that will result in up to 10 years in prison.
  • Four to 200 grams of methamphetamines. An individual faces up to 20 years in prison.
  • 200 to 400 grams of methamphetamines. Individuals face up to 99 years in prison.
  • Over 400 grams of methamphetamines. An individual faces up to 99 years in prison.

Obtain the Assistance of a Skilled Attorney

Methamphetamine possession charges have the potential to result in significant penalties for individuals. Contact the legal representation at Wheeler Law Office today to begin taking control of your case. From start to finish our legal representation will remain committed to your case so that things can resolve in the best possible manner.