With the rise of methamphetamine and other illegal narcotics, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office began in June, 2018, a focused work in attempting to curb narcotics.
From June until the end of January, 2019, the Sheriff’s Department has investigated and made 31 cases that led to 28 defendants being charged. 5.25 ounces of methamphetamine were recovered as part of the narcotics investigations.
Hopkins County Investigator Wade Sheets assisted Sulphur Springs Police Department Lt. Mark Estes and Sgt. Joe Scott in some of these investigations and in training. HCSO has helped with Investigations in Franklin County as well.