When officers went to serve a warrant at a South Broadway Street motel Monday night, they found more than the wanted person. They reported finding contraband in a hotel room, resulting in two felony arrests.
Olegario Arizmendez, 49, of Sulphur Springs was arrested for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and on a warrant for violation of probation on a burglary of a building charge. Jamie May-Gail Dowell, 33, of Sulphur Springs was arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies Tanner Steward, Thomas Patterson and Sgt. Shea Shaw, and Sulphur Springs Police Officer Zach Brown went to the motel about 7:45 p.m. Monday, knocked at a hotel door and, receiving no response, used a room key they had been given by the manager to enter the room. They reported finding contraband on a bed. The room was secured.
Brown reportedly located the wanted person, Arizmendez, in the next room and served the felony warrant.
Deputies obtained permission to search the first room they encountered, finding four baggies and a container of suspected methamphetamine for a total of 4.33 grams of suspected meth, they alleged in arrest reports. The officers also reported finding other drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana in the room.
Items belonging to Dowell were also found. She reportedly admitted to having marijuana and marijuana was found in her purse.