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I-30 Traffic Stop In Hopkins County Nets 2 Arrests

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.

Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol vehicle
Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol vehicle

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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