Rodney Jerome Clayton, 45, of Sulphur Springs is in Hopkins County Jail on a $10,000 bond following a traffic stop Tuesday. Clayton was nervous when speaking with the officer. Given consent to search the Chevrolet pickup, the officer found a clear plastic bag of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana under the hood of the vehicle. The stop was made within 1000 feet of the Early Childhood Learning Center, a Drug Free Zone.
Clayton is charged with possession of more than 4 oz but less than 5 lbs of a controlled substance in a Drug Free Zone, a third degree felony.