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Investigation Results In Methamphetamine Location, Pickton Man’s Arrest

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An investigation into one crime resulted in location of methamphetamine and a Pickton man’s arrest on a controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Jacinto Tapia Rivera (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office staff were contacted around 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10, regarding an alleged sexual assault reported to have occurred at a Pickton address, according to sheriff’s reports.

When officers arrived at the Pickton address following up on the case, a 48-year-old man Pickton man reportedly allowed them to search the room where the sexual assault was alleged to have occurred, Sgt. Richard Greer and Cpl. Todd Evans alleged in arrest reports.

The deputies alleged seeing in plain view numerous baggies of suspected methamphetamine on a table by the bed in the room, resulting in the Pickton man’s arrest at 3:52 p.m. April 10, on a controlled substance charge, Greer and Evans alleged in arrest reports.

Jacinto Tapia Rivera remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning, April 11, on the possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance charge. Bond was set at $20,000, 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.

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

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Author: Faith Huffman

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