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911 Text For Help, Traffic Stop Result In 2 Controlled Substance Arrests

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Local officials arrested two men on Interstate 30 on controlled substance charges, following two separate incidents, according to arrest reports. A 911 text for help and a disturbance complaint resulted in a controlled substance arrest on Interstate 30 Thursday night, according to sheriff’s reports. A traffic stop elsewhere on I-30 Thursday afternoon also resulted in a controlled substance arrest, according to police reports.

911 Text, Disturbance Complaint

Michael Ross Jackson (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff ‘s Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Drew Fisher responded around 10:20 p.m. May 21, in the area of the 120 mile marker on Interstate 30, to try to locate the source of a verbal disturbance. Dispatchers had received a 911 text from the complainant with a message for someone to “help me.”. Subsequently, the dispatchers could hear on a line what sounded like two people arguing.

Deputies located a tractor trailer on the shoulder of Interstate 30 west near mile marker 120. Upon contact with a 50-year-old Coldwater, Mississippi man at the location, the man “seemed surprised by Law Enforcement presence,” the HCSO officers wrote in arrest reports. The Mississippi man alleged he was arguing with female passenger, that they “fight all the time because she drinks.”

The Mississippi man allegedly “talked over” Sgt. Steward while the sheriff’s deputy was investigating the situation. When asked, the truck driver allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the truck. Steward did find a small amount of marijuana as well as a cut straw with a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine in it and a clear container with a crystal-like substance also suspected to be meth on the dash, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

The man, identified in arrest reports as Michael Ross Jackson, allegedly “stated more than once the situation was going bad and to place him in the patrol car,” Steward noted in arrest reports. Steward suspected the behavior was likely the result of Jackson being under the influence of meth, according to arrest reports. Steward took the man into custody and transported him to jail.

While Steward was checking the truck for illegal substances, Deputy Fisher talked to the other person involved. The disturbance, according to the deputies was determined to have only been verbal in nature. The woman was given an escort elsewhere, according to sheriff’s reports.

The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 0.95 gram, resulting in Jackson being booked into Hopkins County jail for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, the deputies alleged in arrest reports. He was released from jail May 22. Bond on the felony charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.

Routine I-30 Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Office Adrian Pruitt at 2:13 p.m. May 21, conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Cavalier on I-30 east at mile marker 126 (near College Street).

Keasandre Deshon Spence (HCSO jail photo)

Upon contact with the driver and passenger, Pruitt claimed a strong odor of marijuana emitted from the car. A pat down of the 25-year-old passenger, Pruitt alleged finding a THC marijuana pen in Keasandre Deshon Spence’s front pants pocket. The Glenn Heights man admitted the pen was THC and was arrested at 2:31 p.m. May 21 on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance charge, Pruitt alleged in arrest reports.

Spence remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, May 22, on the controlled substance charge. Bond was set at $5,000, according to jail reports. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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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.

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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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