New drugs that pose dangerous health risks to users are being created all the time. A new form of methamphetamine is now raising alarms in East Texas. When drugs raise alarms, this means the manufacturers, sellers, and people in possession of these drugs will be the target of federal and state criminal drug enforcement actions. Conviction for any methamphetamine drug offense can results in years or decades in prison along with substantial fines and a felony conviction of the convict’s record.
KJAS reported on July 8, 2020 that “super meth” is now appearing in East Texas including Polk County. Super Meth is, according to KJAS, stronger and more addictive than regular meth. Super meth is “described as 98% meth.” The drug is being manufactured by Mexican drug cartels who are bringing the drug into America and to Deep East Texas.
In another story reported by NPR, an assistant special agent in charge of Kansas City, Missouri’s DEA office said that the “usage of methamphetamine nationally is at an all-time high.” It’s now “back with a vengeance” – stronger and cheaper – for two reasons:
- The drug is not being made in makeshift American labs much anymore. Instead, the drug is being mass-produced in “high-quality quantities” by Mexican drug cartels which are pushing the Super Meth into new markets.
- Meth is being used more and more in rural communities due to a shortage of treatment options, the cheaper price, and the increased availability.
A Fox8 news story added that DEA agents are finding that super meth is being mixed with fentanyl, “a highly addictive drug” that easily hooks users. Because the meth is being cut with fentanyl that can seep through the skin, DEA agents are now wearing special suits and using special equipment similar to what firefighters use to “go into a house fire where there’s not a lot of oxygen.”
How an experienced Killeen drug defense lawyer can help
Defendants have the right to an attorney. They have the right to confront the witnesses against them. They have the right to a speedy trial. Many defense rights apply to all criminal cases. Some rights are especially unique to drug cases. Our Killeen drug defense lawyers have been fighting for drug crime defendants for nearly 20 years. In drug cases, we assert every available defense including:
- Fighting to have evidence of possession, sale, manufacture or other drug offense suppressed because the evidence was illegally obtained
- Challenging every aspect of the prosecution’s case to help show there is a reasonable doubt as to whether the crime was committed
- Questioning every witness who can be helpful to your defense
- Asserting every legal argument available based on current statutes and cases
We also work to negotiate just and fair plea bargains when the government’s case is strong but far from certain.
At Mary Beth Harrell Law Firm, our Killeen drug defense lawyers are experienced trial attorneys. We work to have the charges dismissed and to obtain acquittals. We understand the arguments prosecution lawyers regularly make and the holes in those arguments. Our lawyers work in both federal and state courts. To discuss any drug offense, including a super meth drug charge, call us at 254-680-4655 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment. Our offices are located in Killeen, Waco, and Copperas Cove.