If you’re a native Houstonian, Texan, have lived in Greater Houston for any period of time in recent years, or are aware of the culture of our great city, then you’ve heard of syrup-sippers, lean, and various forms of pills like ecstasy (molly) and percocet. If you’re arrested for possession of either of these substances you’ll need an experienced attorney on your side that has experience defending people charged with felonious drug offenses.
If you need to consult with an attorney about a Houston drug offenses involving pills or syrup, contact the Law Office of Emily Detoto today, at 713-227-2244.
Codeine & Texas Law
Often referred to as syrup, lean, drank, barre, purple stuff, sizzurp, drizank, or Texas tea, promethazine (phenergan) and codeine are the active ingredients in the concoction with codeine being the illegal substance. Any criminal charge related to promethazine or codeine is at minimal, a State Jail Felony offense.
Codeine is considered a dangerous drug in Texas and is, by law, a controlled substance. If you’re arrested for the possession of “syrup” or a mixture of lean in other liquids, you should be aware that the drug is in the same Penalty Group (PG1) as heroin, cocaine, and a number of other drugs deemed dangerous by the Texas Health & Safety Code.
Ecstasy & Texas Law
Often termed as a party drug, ecstasy periodically peaks in popularity, resulting in a spike of related criminal cases in Houston. Unlike some states, the State of Texas explicitly lists Ecstasy (MDMA) as a scheduled controlled substance. Ecstasy is a PG2 drug, which means a felony drug case if you’re arrested for the possession of any amount of the drug.
If you’re arrested for the possession of an excessively large quantity of the drug, was arrested on federal property or engaged in interstate drug trafficking, you may face federal charges. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case, if you need help, Attorney Emily Detoto is ready to help you.
Arrested for Syrup or Molly in Houston?
Contact Attorney Emily Detoto Immediately
If you’re looking for an experienced Houston attorney with skills defending Texans accused of drug related offenses, we may be able to help you. Attorney Emily Detoto is the leader of our firm and is among the warriors of the criminal-defense bar. We never give up on our clients, and we know how to win.
Attorney Emily Detoto is among the small percentage of Houston area attorneys awarded Board Certification® by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. When you’re represented by Attorney Emily Detoto, you’re being represented by one of the best lawyers in Texas for criminal cases, that knows the law and how to win.
Ready to meet with our counselors to review your case? Call us at 713-227-2244.