Granger and Mueller PC
we can help Call us 24/7
Our Practice Areas

Increase in hard drug busts near south Texas border

According to the border patrol, there has been an increase in drug busts and apprehensions near Texas' south border and trickling upwards through the state. There was a significant increase in the seizure of heroin and cocaine in the south Texas area within the last year, according to the US Customs and Border Patrol.

Although there appears to be more of these drugs flowing over the south Texas border, the number of apprehensions have declined in recent months. Apprehensions for drug crimes like drug possession and drug trafficking continue to occur. Most of the people accused of drug crimes are drug users themselves. Addiction is a powerful motivator and will compel those who suffer to do things they would not normally.

According to the US Customs and Border control, drugs are smuggled over the border using a variety of clever tactics. They can be hidden in the gas tanks of vehicles, in shipments of fruits and vegetables and even transported in a liquid state in water bottles or other unsuspecting containers. It's possible that a person traveling over the border could be transporting drugs and not even know it. Percentage wise, the South Texas Corridor (STC) has seen a 177% increase in heroin and 129% increase in cocaine busts in the area in and around Austin.

Those being charged with a drug crime likely have many questions about how this charge could affect their future. A conviction will have a greater impact than if the charge is dismissed. It is important to keep perspective and a positive outlook when news of a drug charge hits home. Telling their side of the story is part of the equation for many accused of such a crime.

Source:, "Border Patrol sees 'hard drug' increase along Texas border," May 12, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • I would recommend the Granger and Mueller PC. firm to my friends, family or anyone in need of criminal legal representation or advice. They have a long history of success and know how to work with the system...
  • Retained Aaron to handle my sons Possession of Marijuana charges during his senior year in high school. He was caught with 2 pot-brownies at his high school and was charged with POM in Drug Free Zone...
  • Without any hesitation, I would recommend Aaron Mueller. He is very diligent and courteous and guides you through every step-helping you understand the legal process and legal speak...
Read More Testimonials

You Have A Problem. We Can Help Solve It. For over 40 years, our criminal defense law firm has achieved favorable results for clients charged with crimes in Travis County. Fill out the form today to contact our team.

Email Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Don't Lose Hope. Find Out How We Can Help. Call 512-474-9999.

Granger and Mueller PC
605 West 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-474-9999
Fax: 512-474-5353
Austin Law Office Map

VISA | Master Card | American Express | DISCOVER NETWORK | PayPal
Travis County Justice Center