An interstate traffic stop east of Sulphur Springs Thursday afternoon resulted in two Tennessee residents’ arrests on misdemeanor marijuana and weapon charges, according to arrest reports.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper reported stopping a red Ford Focus at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at mile marker 136 on Interstate 30 for speeding. During contact with the pair in the car, the trooper reported smelling a strong marijuana odor coming from inside of it.
During a probable cause search, a plastic container filled with suspected marijuana and a loaded 9 mm handgun were allegedly found under the front passenger’s seat where the 26-year-old Cordova, Tennessee woman had been seated. A metal pipe containing a marijuana roach was also located, the highway patrol trooper alleged in arrest reports.
Both the Cordova woman and 29-year-old Memphis, Tennessee man were arrested for unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, according to arrest reports.
The Tennessee pair remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, Jan. 24; bond for each was set at $2,000 on the weapon charge and $1,000 on the marijuana charge, 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.