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Early Morning Traffic Stop Results In Controlled Substance Arrest

An early morning traffic stop Tuesday resulted in location of suspected marijuana and cocaine, and a Paris man’s arrest, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputy Bobby Osornio reportedly stopped a silver car after 12:30 a.m. March 10 on State Highway 19 north after noticing the car’s license plate light was out.

No jail photo available for Clement Demont McCarty

Upon contact, the driver allegedly showed signs of nervousness, which lead the deputy to request permission to search the car. The driver, identified in arrest reports as 41-year-old Clement Demount McCarty of Paris, refused.

Osornio alleged he could see McCarty clinching his right hand while sitting in the car. When McCarty open his hand, at the deputy’s request, Osornio alleged the Paris man to be holding a small plastic bag containing a substance suspected to marijuana.

A probable cause search of the car allegedly revealed two small baggies containing a white, powder-like substance the deputy suspected to be cocaine. Consequently, McCarty was arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and the car was impounded, Osornio noted in arrest reports.

McCarty, who is also known by Clement Lamont Mc-Carty, remained in Hopkins County jail later Tuesday. Bond on the controlled substance charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office 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.

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Author: Faith Huffman

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