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Pickton Pair Accused of Possessing Heroin, Methamphetamine

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June 6, 2019 – Cameron Lynn Bain, 25, and Rebecca Mae Matlock, 22, both of Pickton, were arrested at Brashear Post Office early Wednesday morning on two possession of controlled substance charges.

Cameron Lynn Bain

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Chaney, while patrolling around 12:30 a.m. June 5 in Brashear, reported seeing vehicles parked at Brashear Post Office, which he found suspicious for that time of night, so he went to investigate, according to arrest reports.

Chaney approached one vehicle that had two people in it on the south side of the parking lot first, obtaining their identifying information for a records check and did not at at that time observe any illegal activity, Chaney noted in arrest reports.

While dispatchers were conducting a records check, Chaney approached the other vehicle at the north exit, a Honda Accord. The deputy shined his flashlight into the car, which held two people as well. Chaney alleged he could see the driver with a syringe with dark liquid in it near his arm, as if he were about to use it.

The deputy ordered the driver to put the syringe down and for both the male driver and female passenger to get out of the car. The driver, identified in arrest reports as 25-year-old Cameron Lynn Bain of Pickton, reportedly had a syringe and a glasses case in his hand. He was instructed to put them on the patrol vehicle. Both occupants were secured in handcuffs and ordered to sit on the ground while the deputy conducted an investigation, Chaney reported.

Cumby Police Sgt. Ray Embro arrived to assist, staying with the vehicle’s occupants while the deputy examined the items. On inspection, the deputy noted the substance in the syringe appeared to be black tar heroin. A spoon with burn marks as well as new and used Q-tips, a bag containing suspected methamphetamine and a bag containing a dark tar-like substance believed to be heroin were allegedly found in the glasses case, Chaney alleged.

Rebecca Mae Matlock

The deputy secured the items then began searching the car, with HCSO Deputy Lance Burdick arriving soon after to assist with the search.

Chaney reported finding a used syringe in the driver’s side door handle, a syringe in the passenger’s seat, where the woman had been sitting, and a bag of suspected methamphetamine in the passenger’s side floorboard, according to arrest reports. A bag of suspected methamphetamine was found in the purse of the passenger, identified in arrest reports as 22-year-old Rebecca Mae Matlock of Pickton. A bag of suspected methamphetamine and a bag with a dark, tar-like substance believed to be heroin were also found a make-up container in Matlock’s make-up bag, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

The pair was taken at 1:24 a.m. June 5 by Burdick to the sheriff’s office and their car was towed. The suspected contraband was taken to the sheriff’s office and weighed. The tar-like substance and dark substance found in the syringe field-tested positive as heroin. The four bags with the crystal-like substance field-tested positive as methamphetamine, Chaney alleged in arrest reports.

Consequently, both Matlock and Bain were booked into the county jail about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday on two possession of a controlled substance charges each, according to arrest reports.

Both remained in the county jail Thursday morning. Bain’s bond was set at $5,000 each on the possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. Matlock’s bond was set at $5,000 each on two possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty rGoup 1 controlled substance charges, according to jail reports.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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