Officers stopped a Buick LeSabre at 7:39 p.m. Monday on Carter Street at Calvert Street after the driver failed to signal a turn; both occupants were allegedly taken into custody after methamphetamine was found in their possession, according to police reports.
When Robert Earl Hawkins Jr. was asked to exit the car, the 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly began making what police described in arrest reports as furtive movements. He was reportedly placed into custody as a precaution for the officer’s safety.
A records check allegedly showed Hawkins to be wanted on a no seat belt warrant. When asked if all items on the top of the car were his, he reportedly affirmed they were. Inside of a small wallet Hawkins claimed as his a baggy containing a crystal-like substance officers believed to be methamphetamine was found, resulting in Hawkins also being charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone, Sulphur Springs Police Officers Derrick Williams and Zachary Brown alleged in arrest reports.
The passenger in the car was identified in arrest reports as Crystal Paige Lyon. A probable cause search of the car allegedly revealed the 33-year-old Sulphur Springs woman to be in possession of methamphetamine, resulting in her arrest for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug free zone, Brown and Williams alleged in arrest reports.
Both Hawkins and Lyon remained in the county jail Tuesday morning, Jan. 7. Bond for each was set at $10,000 on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.