An early morning traffic stop Wednesday by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Davis resulted in location of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine and another substance. Kedaron Dion Franklin, 32, and Lydia Elizabeth Monteneri, 27, both of Sulphur Springs were charged with possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
A search of the Chevrolet Impala stopped at 2:23 a.m. on College Street at Oak Avenue allegedly resulted in location of a capsule and pill the deputy believed to be Ecstasy or molly in the female passenger’s purse. Davis also reported seeing a small bag with a green leafy substance he believed to be marijuana.
The deputy, in arrest reports, stated the woman at that point tried to deny her consent to search her purse. She was placed into custody. When asked about the pills, she reportedly affirmed they were molly.
The man reportedly admitted to having an open container in the vehicle. A search of the car allegedly revealed a crystal-like rock on the driver’s side floorboard. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine, Davis noted in arrest reports.
Both were taken to jail. The driver, identified in arrest reports as Franklin, was charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. The passenger, identified as Monteneri , was charged with possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.
Franklin remained in the county jail at 10 a.m. Wednesday; his bond was set at $5,000 on the charge. Monteneri also remained in jail; her bond was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.