Special Crimes Unit and the local SWAT Team assisted Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Team conduct a search warrant at a residence on Drexel Drive. During the search, a pistol and approximately$10,000 in U S currency was located. Also marijuana was found at the location. The search came as a result of Texas DPS investigation concerning marijuana being shipped from Fresno, California to be sold in Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County.
The firearm was located under a bed and the serial number had been removed. The case is still on-going and more charges are expected.
Arrested at the scene and placed in Hopkins County Jail was Nathaniel Dion Smith, Jr., 39, of Sulphur Springs. Smith was arrested for Theft of Firearm and Possession Marijuana more than 4oz but less than 5lbs. Other charges may be added. Prior arrests in Hopkins County include illegal substances and engaging in organized criminal activity dating back to 2007.