Two Sulphur Springs resident were arrested early Monday morning on a controlled substance following a suspicious vehicle check.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Davis went to check out people in a Pontiac Gran Am parked at a closed entrance gate along Interstate 30 east in the rain at 12:17 a.m. The driver was identified as 44-year-old Jodi Denise Gibson and the passenger as 39-year-old Joshua David Hudson. Gibson reportedly told Davis that she was having issues with her windshield wipers.
Davis talked with the pair further while awaiting the results of a records check. The pair claimed Hudson lived next door to the location where they had parked to wait for the rain to stop, due to the faulty windshield wipers. When asked why they stopped next door to wait instead of going back to the man’s residence, which was so close, Hudson allegedly told Davis a person at his residence doesn’t get along with Gibson.
Davis, in arrest reports, noted the pair told him there was no illegal contraband in the car, and Gibson gave him permission to search the car. He said he asked them to step out and, due to the light rain, advised the male he could hold an umbrella that was on the dash.
While Hudson was getting out, Davis alleged seeing a dry black container fall to the ground near Hudson’s door. After patting Hudson down for weapons, Davis reported collecting and opening the box. He reported finding a clear bag with two shards of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. Consequently, both were detained.When both denied ownership of the suspected contraband, both were taken into custody for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
The records check finally came back, showing Hudson to be wanted for driving while license invalid and Gibson to be wanted on two expired registration charges and one failure to maintain financial responsibility charge.
Davis alleged Hudson, while the deputy was escorting the pair to his patrol unit to get them out of the rain, attempted to claim ownership after Gibson said it didn’t belong to her. Both were taken to jail on the controlled substance charge and warrants.
Hudson remained in the county jail late Monday morning on both charges; bond on the controlled substance charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.
Gibson also remained in the county jail late Monday morning on the four charges. Bond on the controlled substance charge was set at $5,000, according to arrest reports.