Wilbarger County

Wilbarger County is adjacent to the Panhandle along the northern Texas-Oklahoma border. The city of Vernon serves as the county seat. The U.S. Census Bureau measured a population of 13,535 residents as of 2010.

Recreational marijuana has made Colorado an attractive tourist destination for cannabis connoisseurs. Highway 287, which runs right through Wilbarger County to Colorado, is a hotspot for drug busts.

If you’ve been busted traveling between Colorado and Texas, contact the marijuana defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC.

Wilbarger County Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Texas

If you’re facing possession, marijuana DWI, or other marijuana charges, the attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC are equipped to defend you.

Attorney David Sloane is a former police lieutenant with a background in crime scene investigations. He has been practicing criminal defense law for over 20 years. David’s experience in law enforcement offers him a unique perspective into what the other side is thinking. The attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will push to dismiss or reduce your charges whenever possible.

Don’t defend yourself against marijuana charges. Let the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC protect your interests. We represent clients like you in North Central Texas, including the counties of Wilbarger, Hardeman, Foard, Baylor, and Wichita.

Call (817) 349-7118 or submit an online form today to schedule your free consultation.


Overview of Wilbarger County in Texas


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Wilbarger County

Many travelers cross Wilbarger County roads on the way to – and away from – Colorado. If you take one of these major roads, make sure to follow the rules of the road and look out for police. Highway patrol will make highway interdiction stops to arrest people crossing into Texas with drugs. If you are caught crossing into the state with marijuana in your possession you could be facing federal charges. Federal marijuana crimes carry stiff penalties and you could face up to 5 years in prison for even minor possession. The following are some roads where police are known to make highway interdiction stops:

  • S. Highway 70 (US 70)
  • S. Highway 183 (US 183)
  • S. Highway 283 (US 283)
  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)

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Law Enforcement Resources

Texas Highway Patrol | DPS – The Texas Highway Patrol (THP) is a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. THP’s missions are to maintain and educate Texas citizens about public safety. Visit this website to read travel tips and learn more about the Highway Patrol Service.

Wilbarger County Sheriff – Bill Price is the current sheriff of Wilbarger County. The Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office is located at 5215 College Drive in Vernon, Texas. Visit this website to learn how to contact Sheriff Price.

Sheriff Bill Price
PO Box 1556
Vernon, TX 76385
Phone: (940) 552-6205
Fax: (940) 553-2318
Wilbarger County Jail
5215 College Drive Vernon, TX 76384
Phone: (940) 553-1351


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Court Resources

46th District Court – The 46th District Court has original jurisdiction for all felony cases in the district which includes Foard, Hardeman, and Wilbarger. The current 46th District Judge is Dan Mike Bird.

Dan Mike Bird
Judge, 46th Judicial District Court
1700 Wilbarger Street Room 34A
Vernon, TX 76384
Phone: (940) 552-7051
Fax: (940) 552-0305

Wilbarger County Judge – Wilbarger County Judge Greg Tyra is the presiding officer of the commissioners court in the county. County judges also hear misdemeanor criminal cases which can include minor marijuana possession. Find out more about Tyra and his duties by following the link.

Greg Tyra
1700 Wilbarger Street Room 12
Vernon, TX 76384
Phone: (940) 553-2300
Fax: (940) 553-1766


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Our Practice Areas

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC has extensive experience representing clients against marijuana charges in Wilbarger and surrounding counties. We will be your advocate and fight to provide you with the best possible defense. Don’t take on the Texas court system alone. Contact us today to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case.

  • Positive THC drug test probation violation
  • Marijuana DWI
  • Delivery of marijuana
  • Asset forfeiture
  • Illegal searches
  • Marijuana trafficking
  • Highway interdiction
  • Arrests of visitors from out of state
  • Marijuana felony offenses
  • Marijuana crimes
  • Cite and release

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Additional Resources

Texas Statutes – The Texas Statutes (also called Texas Codes) are a comprehensive collection of state laws and the penalties for violating them. The Statutes are regularly updated to reflect any laws that have been created, amended, or repealed by the Texas Legislature. Visit this website to research the law governing your charges.

DFW NORML – NORML is a non-profit organization that is one of the leading advocates for marijuana law reform around the country. The Dallas Fort Worth chapter is a major proponent of legalization in Texas. To find out how you can help, see the link above.


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Defense Lawyer for Marijuana Charges in Wilbarger County, Texas

Until our lawmakers update state law to reflect the evolution of popular sentiment, possession of marijuana remains illegal in Texas. Depending on how much you’re caught with and whether you were intending to sell it, you could be facing years in prison and huge fines.

Let the attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC put their knowledge and experience to work for you. We are passionate about the law and protecting our clients’ rights. Whenever possible, we will seek to get your charges dismissed or reduced. You don’t have to go through this situation alone.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents clients in North Texas and Wilbarger County including Vernon, Harrold, Odell, Oklaunion and Hoot and Holler Crossing.

Contact us at (817) 349-7118 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.


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This page was last updated on Thursday, February 7, 2019.