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Man caught with 20 pounds of marijuana pleads guilty

Posted on July 6th, 2012 No Comments

A Houston man who was caught speeding on U.S. 59 in February 2011 has plead guilty to being in possession of 20 pounds of marijuana.

The officer who pulled him and his two companions over reported that they seemed nervous and detected the scent of marijuana in the vehicle, giving him probable cause to search. He found the drugs stashed in the trunk.

He was sentenced to four years of deferred adjudication and ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Drug possession charges are very difficult to combat on your own. If you are facing marijuana possession charges, contact the criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-523-0404.

Man arrested after climbing on school roof

Posted on March 15th, 2012 No Comments

A Houston man has been arrested after he tried to escape from police by climbing on top of an elementary school’s roof. Police pursued the man after seeing him hold a woman in a headlock in a car near Chimney Rock and Gasmer.

When he pulled over for officers, the woman ran out of the car and towards police. She told officers that he had kidnapped her and was high on PCP. He then took off in his car, hitting another vehicle after he ran a red light. Witnesses say they saw the man run for the school after the crash.

Officers followed the man onto the roof where they say he tried to push them off. They finally apprehended him and he faces felony charges of narcotics possession and evading arrest.

If you have been charged with a drug narcotic offense, contact the drug crimes defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson, & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404.

Legend Whitney Houston dies, funeral this Saturday

Posted on February 14th, 2012 No Comments

Houston criminal defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. are sad to announce the funeral of singer Whiney Houston.

Coined the “greatest singer of all time” by some, Whitney Houston, passed away on Saturday in her hotel room in the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.  She was 48 years old.  The cause of her death is still unclear, and the results from the autopsy have not yet been released.  It has been suspected that drugs were involved though Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the “amount of medications recovered by investigators was less than what is usually present in deaths attributed to overdoses.”

The funeral will be held this Saturday at noon at Houston’s childhood church, New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey.  It is a private service.

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Five people were arrested in Perry drug bust

Posted on February 8th, 2012 No Comments

Horace Parker, Jr, 30; Lance Williams, 25, Danel Lamer Clemons, 24, Willie Ray Page, 25 and Raphael Howard, 29 were arrested in a drug bust on Friday in Perry.

According to Capt. Heath Dykes of the Perry Police Department, the police entered the King Boulevard home of Parker and Page on a search warrant.  All five people were arrested and “charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park.”

57 bags of marijuana, two guns, and money were seized from the home.

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, contact Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404.

Houston hip hop artist charged with cocaine distribution

Posted on December 30th, 2011 No Comments

52 year-old Estell Hobbs, known as Hump in the Houston hip hop scene, has recently been charged with being a member of a cocaine distribution network that stretched from Mexico to Houston, Chicago, and Mississippi.

In the late 1990s, Hobbs operated a Houston-based record label that interested companies like Sony. He now works in construction while still remaining an active part of the Houston music scene. But prosecutors argue that Hobbs has a secret past that includes conspiring to distribute cocaine and launder money.

Law enforcement plans to seize his car and home on the allegations they were paid for with drug money and other illegal activities. Hobbs is currently free on bail and will return to court at the end of January.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug or narcotic offense, contact the Houston drug crimes defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-523-0404.

Meth arrests high in Friendswood

Posted on December 8th, 2010 No Comments

According to Friendswood Police, arrests involving methamphetimes are on the rise in the the city.  Police believe the drug’s relative affordability is to blame.  An official from the Bay Area Recovery Center said of the highly addictive drug, “You can spend five dollars on meth, 10 dollars on meth, do a little line and be high for hours”.

Just last week three people were arrested in Friendswood for possession of methamphetimes.  In previous years, Friendswood police say they would make around 6 arrests for meth possession.  So far this year already 30 arrests have been made.

To talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney concerning drug possession charges, contact the Houston drug/narcotic defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer P.C. at 713-523-0404 to learn more about your rights.