In some communities, there are people who keep a close watch on who is coming and going. Often, an unfamiliar vehicle can prompt concerns and a call to police. However, there are a variety of different reasons why a person is in an unfamiliar area. A claim of being suspicious alone should be insufficient to prompt a search. Unfortunately, a man in Texas is now facing drug possession charges after such a call.
The incident that resulted in the man’s arrest happened around 3 p.m. on a day in early June. According to reports, police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in a subdivision. It is unclear what about the vehicle made the caller concerned.
Police officers claim that, when they responded to the call, they discovered a vehicle that was occupied by a male driver and a female. Reports indicate that a search of both the man and the vehicle followed. The search allegedly resulted in the discovery of marijuana and methamphetamine.
The man is now faced with charges for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. Unfortunately, many people in Texas may not fully understand their rights when involved in a confrontation with police officers. For example, law enforcement officials are only allowed to search a person’s personal vehicle under certain circumstances if they do not have permission. Now the man facing criminal charges as a result of a search may be unsure of his legal options, prompting him to seek guidance from an experienced professional who can ensure that he is able to make informed decisions about his case.