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Wylie Woman Jailed In Hopkins County On Controlled Substance Charge

Kristie Morton

A 40-year-old Wylie woman was jailed Sunday evening after deputies found suspected methamphetamine in a pill bottle during a traffic stop, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Fisher reportedly stopped a blue Hyundai at 7:44 p.m. Jan. 26, on State Highway 11 east at FM 2650 for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the driver, the deputy detected a marijuana odor emitting from the 2019 vehicle. After speaking to all occupants, the front seat passenger allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in location of a green pill bottle next to the back seat passengers’ blanket; the Wylie woman allegedly claimed she kept SD cards inside of the bottle as the deputy was removing it from the car. Upon opening the bottle, however, Fisher found a clear baggy with a crystal-like substance he suspected to be methamphetamine in it, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

The Wylie woman, identified as Kristie Elaine Morton, was taken into custody at 7:44 p.m. and transported to the county jail. The driver was released with a warning for the speeding offense, according to sheriff’s reports.

Morton remained in the county jail Monday morning, Jan. 27, on the possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance 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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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