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Dumpster Dive Leads to Arrest

June 2, 2016 – While going through dumpsters behind a closed business on Gilmer Street Thursday morning, June 2, at 12:43 a.m., Sharon Ann Ball, 67, met Sulphur Springs Police Department Special Crimes Unit Investigator Harold McClure. The result of the meeting was a charge for possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) over 4-grams and less than 200-grams, a Felony 2.

Sharon Ann Ball

Sharon Ann Ball

In light of the suspicious activity, McClure gained consent to look through Ball’s purse and her belongings. There she was found to be in possession of two tablets that were identified as dangerous drugs. At that time, she also gave consent for investigators to search her Beasley Street residence. When at her residence, Ball went to her bedroom where she attempted to hide a white money bag from investigators. The bag contained 6.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Ball is in Hopkins County Jail held on a $20,000 bond. In April of this year, she violated probation for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance under 28-grams (methamphetamine) and served one month in the local jail.

Author: Staff Reporter

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