A traffic stop at the corner of Jefferson and Jackson Streets at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening led to the arrest of three occupants in a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. The driver of the vehicle showed signs of nervousness and the passengers in the vehicle were known narcotics users according to the arrest report by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Wade Sheets.
During a search of the auto, a small metal cylinder was observed between the driver’s seat and center console. Inside the cylinder was a small baggie containing a clear white substance believed to be methamphetamine. A further search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia including a hypodermic syringe, a glass pipe commonly used for smoking meth.
Arrested at the scene were the driver of the auto, Dwade Newton Wilcox, 22, of Sulphur Springs, Maegan Deleyn Strawn, 23 of Sulphur Springs, and one other passenger, a 40 woman of Sulphur Springs.
Wilcox is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone and with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is held on a $10,000 bond.
Strawn is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone and with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is being held on a $50,000 bond due to prior charges.
The other passenger was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, which is a misdemeanor.