Denton law enforcement recently found a handgun, over 100 grams of methamphetamines, three grams of tar heroin, and a ballistic vest at the home of a known drug distributor in Lewisville. The man was arrested on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawful possession of body armor by a felon. As a result, the man was placed in Denton County Jail on a $150,000 bail. The man is believed to have sold methamphetamine out of his home in Lewisville, which distributed a large amount of the drug into Denton.
The defendant has a significant criminal history, including several felony convictions like tampering with physical evidence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Law enforcement identified the man during a week-long investigation into drug distribution.
This case serves as an example of just one way in which a person can end up facing firearm possession charges under Texas law. If you or a loved one faces these charges, it is often important to both understand how these charges are made as well as to immediately obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Texas Law Regarding Firearm Possession