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September 2010 Archives

Marijuana Possession: Conviction can Mean Jail Time

A suburban Houston man recently pleaded guilty to possession of 78 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute after his arrest at the U.S. border at Brownsville. He had packed the marijuana into the tires of his pick-up truck.

Strict Penalties in Texas for DWIs with a Child Passenger

Recently, a Lower Valley man, Tony Yslas, was put under arrest for DWI and endangering a child. Yslas was involved in an argument with his eight-month-old child's mother when he got into a car with his child and left the premises. The police stopped Yslas for speeding and police saw signs of intoxication. They found his child crying, but physically unharmed in the car. Yslas was put under arrest for DWI and endangering a child. His child was turned over to the mother, and Yslas was booked into El Paso County Jail with bond set at $6,000.

Man Wrongfully Convicted Released after Nearly 20 Years

In 1990, three men entered and robbed a home in search of drugs and money. According to a report in The Houston Chronicle, the men broke into a drug dealer's apartment, held the four occupants captive and repeatedly raped two women in the home.