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Crash Complaint Leads To Misdemeanor Controlled Substance Arrest


A complaint about a major crash on Gilmer Street Wednesday afternoon resulted in a 37-year-old Sulphur Springs woman’s arrest.

Upon arrival in the 1000 block of Gilmer Street about 1:45 p.m. Aug. 7, Sulphur Springs police reported finding the woman, who was unable to get out of a Chevrolet Equinox. The woman was responsive, but did not seem to be aware of her surroundings, police alleged in arrest reports.

The officer, in reports, said he tried to get the woman to unlock the door of the vehicle, but she wouldn’t open it. Sulphur Springs firefighters were able to get the vehicle unlocked to start treating the woman. That, police alleged, allowed officers to see several oval-shaped pills in the driver’s side floorboard inside the sport utility vehicle. A baggy with more pills was located in the driver’s side door pocket and other pills were found in the console, police alleged in arrest reports.

One type of pill allegedly had 176 imprinted on one side, which officers found identified it as acetaminophen and hydrocodone, a controlled substance; and the other pills had L484 imprinted on one side of them, identifying them as acetaminophen, which is not a controlled substance. The woman did not have a prescription for the narcotic, according to police reports.

She refused to go with EMS and was, thus, transported to the county jail, where she was booked on the Class A misdemeanor charge possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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