On Sunday, May 19th, firefighters responded to a fire at a home in Springtown,
Texas. After putting out the fire, which reportedly began in an outdoor
burn barrel in the back yard, and quickly spread to the yard, a storage
barn and then the house itself, firefighters went inside the home to ensure
there were no remaining hot spots. What they found in the home was a full-scale
marijuana operation. The operation included an irrigation system, grow
lights, humidifiers, and various cultivation tools. There were also 24
large and 17 small hydroponic plants, already cultivated marijuana plants
and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. Firefighters notified the Sheriff's
Office of what they found, at which point Sheriff's deputies were
able to place the suspect, 26-year-old William Joseph McCue, under arrest
and charge him with possession of marijuana. As the residence was allegedly
under construction for the purpose of expanding the marijuana operation,
and due to the fact that McCue implicated himself in the cultivation aspect
of the operation, additional charges are expected.
The commission of a drug crime is a serious offense in the state of Texas.
Depending on the type of drugs involved, the volume of drugs, whether
or not the individual was manufacturing and/or selling drugs, and numerous
other factors will determine the severity of the penalties a person could
have imposed upon conviction. If you or a loved one has been charged with
a drug crime in Fort Worth or the surrounding areas, it is in your best
interest to contact the Alband Law Firm as soon as possible. Our legal
team has extensive experience with Fort Worth criminal defense cases and
we know the impact a conviction can have on your family, your career and
your future. Through our knowledge and expertise, we are committed to
fighting hard on your behalf, with the objective of helping you seek a
positive outcome, whether an acquittal, reduced sentence or dismissed charge.
To seek representation from a Fort Worth criminal defense attorneyat our firm, contact us today and schedule a consultation to discuss your
case and begin strategizing your defense.