A 31–year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed after police found methamphetamine in his pocket, according to arrest reports.
Jason Allen Hooten reportedly caught Sulphur Springs Police Officer Zach Brown’s attention by driving a Jeep Cherokee on the “wrong side of the road,” in the 1500 block of East Industrial Drive at 10:36 p.m. Monday, so Brown stopped him on the traffic charge.
Brown reported the driver,when contacted, appeared “extremely nervous,” to the point the man’s chest could be seen beating and his t-shirt shaking, according to arrest reports. Hooten claimed to have just left a family member’s home but couldn’t remember the person’s name, Brown alleged in arrest reports.
Hooten reportedly gave officers permission to search him and the vehicle for anything illegal. A clear bag with suspected methamphetamine was allegedly found in Hooten’s pants pocket, resulting in his arrest at 10:45 p.m. for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and the vehicle being impounded, according to arrest reports.
Hooten remained in the county jail late Tuesday morning, May 28, on the controlled substance charge. Bond was set at $5,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.
According to jail reports, the arrest marks the second time Hooten has been jailed this month. He was arrested May 12 on a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident, and released from custody later that day.