Police Arrest 3 Sulphur Springs Residents On Controlled Substance Charge

Two Sulphur Springs men and a woman were arrested Monday night after a narcotics detection canine alerted on their vehicle.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Zach Brown stopped a white Dodge pickup at 9:12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, on College Street at Como Street for an equipment violation. The driver was identified as 40-year-old Cody Lee Huddleston of Sulphur Springs. Passengers were identified as 50-year-old Billy Lenard Baxley and 33-year-old Shelby Jo Williamson, both also of Sulphur Springs, according to arrest reports.

Brown alleged he requested and was denied consent to search the truck, so he called for the on-duty sheriff’s canine. The deputy reportedly brought his canine to the location and had the narcotics detecting canine conduct a sniff search around the car for contraband. A probable cause search of the pickup was conducted after the deputy advised the police K-9 gave a positive alert, Brown noted in arrest reports.

Officers alleged finding just less than 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. All three occupants were arrested for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, Brown alleged in arrest reports.

All three remained in the county jail Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, on the charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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