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3 Men Detained For ICE Following Routine Traffic Stop In Sulphur Springs

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A routine traffic stop on South Hillcrest Drive in Sulphur Springs early Saturday morning reportedly resulted in one misdemeanor traffic arrest and detention of three Mexico citizens, who allegedly entered the country illegally, according to police reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Eddie Moon and Sgt. Joshua Shufeldt reportedly conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Challenger at 4:32 a.m. July 27, in the 1200 block of South Hillcrest Drive, after the driver failed to signal a turn, according to arrest reports.

Three passengers, whose places of residence were listed as “unknown” in arrest reports were reported to be citizens of Mexico; the men were reported to all be in their mid-20s, according to police reports. Upon investigation, the officers alleged in arrest reports, the three Mexico citizens were determined to have entered the United States illegally, and were being transported to Georgia for $700.

The SSPD officers reportedly contacted the ICE agent for this area; the agent responded. The three Mexican citizens were released to the ICE agent July 27, according to police reports.

An Auburn, Georgia man also in the car was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, resulting in him being taken into custody and jail on the misdemeanor traffic charge, according to the police reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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