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3 Arrested Following Midnight Complaint

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A complaint regarding intoxicated people on Connally Street resulted in three arrests early Thursday morning.
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Zach Brown, Sgt. Josh Shufeldt and Lt. Eddie Moon were dispatched at 12:08 a.m. to the 200 block of Connally Street.
As they arrived, Moon reported one man started walking away from him near a Davis Street business. He finally stopped, after being instructed to do so numerous times, Moon reported.

On contact, Moon alleged he could smell a very strong alcoholic beverage odor on the man’s breath. Moon also reported the man to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and to be very unsteady on his feet. Consequently, 27-year-old Tony Contreras of Sulphur Springs was taken into custody for public intoxication.

Contreras was later found to be in possession of a vial containing less than 1 gram of tetrahydrocanaboinal, known as THC, resulting in the additional charge possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance. Contreras also allegedly became very uncooperative, Moon alleged in arrest reports.
SSPD Sgt. Josh Shufeldt contacted a 24-year-old Venice, Florida man who he reported had an odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Believing him to be a danger to himself and others, he took the man into custody for public intoxication, according to arrest reports.
SSPD Officer Zach Brown contacted a 32-year-old Sulphur Springs woman in the 300 block of Connally Street, where she was reportedly behind a Davis Street bar. Alcohol was smelled on her. She was reported to be unsteady on her feet and to have slurred speech. The woman also allegedly became very argumentative and uncooperative. She too was arrested for public intoxication.


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Author: Faith Huffman

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