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I-30 Traffic Stop Results In 2 Controlled Substance Arrests

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Sulphur Springs Police arrested a Sulphur Springs man and woman found in possession of 8.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Stephanie Lynn Padron, 50, and Eddie Dale Malone, 60, both of Sulphur Springs, were arrested at 12:39 p.m. Tuesday by Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Eddie Moon and Special Crimes Unit Lt. Mark Estes for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance with intent to distribute, a second degree felony offense, according to arrest and jail reports.

Malone was reportedly stopped at mile marker 125 on on Interstate 30 east for driving a Saturn Relay in the left lane and not passing other vehicles. A search revealed about 8.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine, Moon and Estes alleged in arrest reports.

After initial interviews, the officers believed there to be probable cause that the pair collaborated and had an interest in the purchase and possession of the substance, thus, both were charged with the offense, police noted in arrest reports.

Malone and Padron remained in the county jail Wednesday morning; bond was set at $30,000 each on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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