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Louisiana Man Arrested After Truck Crash On County Road 4712

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A 40-year-old Oberlin, Louisiana man was arrested after a truck crash on County Road 4712 Friday morning.

County firefighters and deputies responded to a pickup rollover on CR 4712 Friday morning. (Courtesy photo)

A county commissioner reported finding a vehicle on its side just off County Road 4712 partially in the ditch and tree line just before 7 a.m. Friday, April 24. A male was located inside of the truck. Hopkins County firefighters and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the location, according to sheriff’s reports.

Upon arrival, Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputy Jason Lavender contacted the man who’d reportedly been driving the truck when it crashed on CR 4712. The driver was identified by a Louisiana driver’s license as Thomas Michael Powers of Oberlin, Louisiana, according to arrest reports.

After receiving Powers’ consent to search his backpack, Lavender alleged finding a small amount of marijuana in it. Lavender placed Powers into custody while he continued searching the black Chevrolet Colorado. After finding marijuana pipes and two small jars of raw marijuana, Lavender placed Powers under arrest at 8:18 and transported him to jail, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

A county commissioner discovered a pickup truck overturned on its side just off County Road 4712 Friday morning. (Courtesy photo)

Upon arrival at the county jail, an on-duty jailer searched Powers’ backpack more thoroughly. The jailer allegedly found a small bag containing a crystal-like substance wrapped in a 10-dollar bill inside a drawstring bag. Powers was charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

The 40-year-old Louisiana man remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning on the felony 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.

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

Author: Faith Huffman

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