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I'm sorry to hear that your friend is incarcerated. Unfortunately, Texas has extremely tough drug laws. 1/3 of a gram of cocaine is considered a lot under Texas laws and equals felony jail time. Transportation and incarceration are the major costs of having someone extradited, but Texas will do it. It is built into the Texas probation system.
There is a strong possibility that your friend will have to complete the balance of prison time left on the sentence with drug rehab in Texas for the violation of probation. Texas will see that probation did not work for your friend.
Fighting extradition will only delay the ultimate Texas proceedings. As it is, your friend could wait several weeks before she is returned to Texas. This is without fighting the extradition. I'm really sorry to hear about the kids.
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