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Monday, January 9th, 2012

Snoop Dogg arrested in West Texas on marijuana charges

Rapper and part-time actor Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr., was arrested early Saturday after agents at the West Texas Border Patrol checkpoint found marijuana in the singer’s tour bus.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Ban synthetic drugs, lawmakers say

Synthetic drugs and hallucinogenic plants shouldn't stand a chance in Texas, lawmakers on the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee said today, as they considered a set of bills that would ban the substances.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Cops intercept big pot shipment at San Marcos airport

A hefty marijuana delivery of 850 pounds stuffed into 16 large duffle bags was intercepted by police on April 21 at the San Marcos Airport, police say.

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Freethought San Marcos: Medical marijuana moves toward the mainstream

Two years ago, when my mother was 88, her health began deteriorating rapidly. She was hospitalized twice before she came home for the last time under the care of hospice. One of her first, and lingering, symptoms...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

DA brings drug charges against residents in home invasions

Two residents of 926 Chestnut Street, where two intruders were shot dead, now face misdemeanor drug charges, the Hays County District Attorney's office announced. The DA also announced charges against four other residents in recent San Marcos...

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Sheriff charges two with forgery

The Hays County Sheriff's Office has charged two people in recent days with forgery stemming from an investigation that started with a fake $100 note passed at a fireworks stand.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Sheriff’s office begins cite-and-release for marijuana, other minor crimes

Starting today, Hays County law enforcement officers will have the ability to reduce the number of times violators are booked into the Hays County jail for minor crimes by issuing field release citations.

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