Wait...How Much Hashish is A Felony in Texas?

Posted September 21st, 2012 by benlagow

Fiona Apple arrested in Texas for 0.01 pounds of hashish. 0.01 pounds is about 4 grams, which is about the weight of 2 tea bags. That tiny amount of product cost Fiona $10K, a night in the slammer, and a postponed concert in San Antonio.
In fact, possession of any amount of hashish is a felony in Texas.

Sierra Blanca Checkpoint is over 20 Miles From Mexico

Snowcrash 2 years 48 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago

Fiona Apple obviously shouldn't have a felony hanging over her head for possession of any amount of hashish, but other questions that should be asked in this case are

1) Why were her personal items checked at a Border Patrol checkpoint, the business of which is to do citizenship checks?

2) Why is the BP stopping people miles away from the border?

3) A drug sniffing dog often serves as nothing more than a pass key to override the need for probable cause to search on the whim of its handler. What options do travelers have when a dog's handler claims the animal has alerted to a scent on a vehicle when, in fact, the dog didn't alert at all?

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