Kaitlynn Marie Hurst, 19 of Garland, was a passenger in a 2000 F-150 pickup stopped for a traffic violation Tuesday night by a Hopkins County deputy. During the stop the deputy noted a syringe in plain view on the seat under Hurst. The deputy asked Hurst to exit the vehicle. When she did, he noted two syringes in the seat. That wouldn’t be all the deputy would observe.
Hurst was placed in the patrol unit for arrest. At the jail, the deputy noted a crystal like substance scattered on the back seat of his unit. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. In reviewing the video taken from the patrol unit, the deputy noted Hurst fidgeting and trying to retrieve an object from her person. During questioning, Hurst admitted to having loose meth in her pocket and trying to shake it out but did not realize that it would be clearly evident in the backseat.
Hurst is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evident with intent to impair, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 under 1-gram, and possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is being held on a total of $15,000 in bonds.