Marco Antonio Favela-Puga, 19, of Juarez, Mexico met Sgt. Harry Washington and Deputy Pruit of the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department Interdiction Team Thursday evening around 7:30 p.m. In the encounter Sgt. Washington asked for and was granted permission to search the young man’s bags.
Three clear vacuumed sealed bags contained a white crystal like substance. Favela-Puga admitted the substance was his. The substance tested positive to be methamphetamine.
He is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 400 grams.