Pair Caught With Drug Paraphernalia, Suspected Methamphetamine, Pills

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday evening arrested a pair caught with drug paraphernalia, pills and suspected methamphetamine, according to arrest reports.

Mary Elizabeth Walker (HCSO jail photo)

Deputies reported stopping a 28-year-old Detroit, Texas man around 5:35 p.m. May 7 on State Highway 11 west near the Hopkins-Hunt County line for driving a black Honda Civic with a registration that expired in January of 2018.

While talking with the driver, a sheriff’s officer asked him if he had anything illegal in the vehicle. The Detroit man allegedly admitted to having a marijuana joint in the car.

A probable cause search proved the man to be telling the truth; deputies allegedly found not only a marijuana joint but also more than one item of drug paraphernalia. A pill bottle containing a crystal-like residue was also allegedly located in the passenger’s side door, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Aaron Chaney alleged in arrest reports.

The passenger, a 25-year-old Sulphur Springs woman, allegedly admitted during the stop that she was in possession of a glass pipe, some pills and a baggy containing some “clear stuff,” but claimed the contraband didn’t belong to her, Steward and Chaney noted in arrest reports.

Both the 28-year-old Detroit man and 25-year-old Sulphur Springs woman were taken into custody for further investigation. Upon arrival at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy requested a jailer check the woman for contraband, according to arrest reports.

The woman, identified as Mary Elizabeth Walker, was allegedly found in possession of a green, glass pipe of the type commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, a purple container with multiple types of pills and a small clear bag containing a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspected meth and packaging weighed 0.3 grams, the deputies alleged in arrest reports.

The Detroit man was booked into Hopkins County jail on a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge, while Walker was jailed for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports. Both remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, May 8. Walker’s bond was set at $5,000 on the felony controlled substance charge, 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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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