Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Patterson arrested an 18-year-old Sulphur Springs woman Tuesday night on two controlled substance charges after she allegedly arranged to sell Ecstasy online via a social media platform, then delivered it, according to sheriff’s reports.
“Deputy Colt Patterson did a an outstanding job on this from start to finish, taking the initiative and putting the case together,” Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Wade Sheets said Wednesday morning.
Patterson allegedly began investigating a report of online drug delivery. A female was alleged to have been selling Ecstasy via a social media platform. During the course of the investigation, Patterson contacted the female and who allegedly admitted to having MDMA (Ecstasy) for sale and stated a price for the narcotics. Another amount was also given for a smaller amount during the investigation. Arrangements were made for purchase and exchange of the substance, according to arrest reports.
Upon arrival at the Fuller Street address, the woman allegedly approached the vehicle described to be the buyers with intent to receive money in exchange for the narcotics. Sarah Michelle Cline allegedly had a substance in her hand, according to arrest reports. A male also fled the location when they went to arrest Cline, according to sheriff’s reports.
She was arrested at 8:32 p.m. March 10 and officers allegedly received permission to search. Additional suspected MDMA was reportedly located. The substances allegedly field tested positive as MDMA, a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.
The MDMA she allegedly attempted to deliver was reported to weigh 8.5 grams, resulting in a charge of manufacture or deliver of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance. The additional MDMA weighed 3.6 grams resulting in an additional charge of possession with intent to distribute 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance.
She remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning. Bond was set at $40,000 on the manufacture or delivery charge and $25,000 on the possession 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.