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30-Grams of Meth Found in Possession of Local Man

Under investigation by Special Crimes Unit and Hopkins County Criminal Investigator Wade Sheets, Joe Dan Whitworth, Jr., 68, of Sulphur Springs, was stopped by Sulphur Springs Police K9 Unit Officer Buddy Williams. Whitworth was found to have approximately 30-grams of methamphetamine in his possession.

When the traffic stop was made at the 117 mile marker on I-30 at 10:34 p.m. Wednesday night November 28, 2018, a positive response by Williams’ K9 partner Kilo revealed a quantity of suspected methamphetamine under t he back seat frame of the 2013 Ford Fusion Whitworth was driving. 

Whitworth is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, more than 4-grams but less than 200-grams with Intent to Distribute, a Felony 2. 

Author: Staff Reporter

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