In Houston, possession of a even a seemingly minor amount of cocaine is tantamount to reasoning for a stiff prison sentence. Regardless of how small the amount, possession of cocaine is a felony crime in Texas.
Although a felony offense, there are levels to the severity of the criminal charge. The level of severity is largely contingent on the amount of the drug the defendant is “allegedly” connected with, and if whether or not the defendant has any previous criminal history.
The stakes are raised even more if the defendant has any form of criminal history that suggests habitual criminal behavior of the same kind. For example: a second cocaine offense and the presiding Harris County judge may throw that proverbial book at you.