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Criminal Defense Attorney: Defending the Rights of the Accused and the Incarcerated
Posted on Sep 23, 2013

    On Sept 11, 2013 agents of the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on a home in the Richmond Texas area.  Inside the home agents found 481 marijuana plants and a sophisticated growing operation including lights, scales, pumps and fans.  The suspects, Hoi Van Tran and Ngoc Hong Mccubbins were leasing the home.  They were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.  Due to the amount of marijuana seized it is a Second Degree Felony and they face a punishment range of between 2 and 20 years in TDCJ.  Possession of marijuana in Texas is a Second Degree Felony if the amount is between 50 and 2000 pounds.  If the amount is between 5 and 50 pounds it is a Third Degree Felony, between 4 ounces and 5 pounds is a State Jail Felony, 2 to four ounces of marijuana is a class A Misdemeanor and under 2 ounces is a class B Misdemeanor.  If the accused are sentenced to prison they will be eligible for parole after receiving credit for twenty five percent of their sentence.

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