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Criminal Defense Attorney: Defending the Rights of the Accused and the Incarcerated
Posted on Dec 09, 2013

    Two individuals were arrested Thursday in Galveston after detectives seized more than thirteen pounds of marijuana and almost $14,000 in cash.  Officers raided the suspects’ home on the 4700 block of Avenue R½.  The raid was a result of a joint investigation between Galveston Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division, Galveston Police Department’s Patrol Division, and the University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department.

    Ramiro Garza and Barbara Garza are accused of operating a marijuana grow house out of their Galveston home.  They have each been charged with the third degree felony of possessing between five and fifty pounds of marijuana.  Bond was set for each of the accused at 100,000.

    Possession of Marijuana in Galveston County is a serious offense.  As seen by these charges if an accused possesses between 5 and 50 pounds they can be sent to prison for between two and ten years.  Even though small amounts of marijuana may not carry the same potential punishment they are misdemeanors and do carry possible jail time, license suspensions, and can impact a persons ability to find employment.