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Police Arrested 4 On Controlled Substance Charges, 2 For Drug Paraphernalia Offenses

Sulphur Springs Police arrested four people on controlled substance charges, including a woman who had three kids in the vehicle with her. Two men were arrested for drug paraphernalia offenses following disturbances, according to police reports.

A license plate violation reportedly resulted in a traffic stop and two Sulphur Springs men being arrested on controlled substance charges early Thursday morning, according to arrest reports. Sulphur Springs Police Special Crimes Unit Sgt. Joe Scott reported the license plate on a Chevrolet 1500 was not readable from 50 feet or less, so a traffic stop was initiated at 1:21 a.m. May 7 in the 200 block of North Hillcrest Drive.

Upon contact, methamphetamine was observed in the center console of the truck. Both Javier Arredond-Cruz, 28, and Jose Ruben Campos-Trejo, 17, were arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. The substance, including packaging, allegedly weighed 0.4 gram, Scott alleged in arrest reports.

Arredond-Cruz remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday afternoon. Campos-Trejo was released later Thursday. Bond for each on the felony controlled substance charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.

Jessica Lee Gatlin

Sgt. Scott also arrested 31-year-old Jessica Lee Smith of Sulphur Springs on a controlled substance charge. Police at 10:56 p.m. May 6 reported seeing the Ford F150 pickup fail to stop at a stop sign and fail to signal 100 feet prior to a turn on College Street, just east of Helm Lane. A traffic stop resulted in

On contact with the occupants, officers alleged the driver appeared extremely nervous. Smith reportedly agreed to allow officers to search the truck. Officers alleged finding 2 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana inside of Smith’s wallet.

Smith was taken into custody at 11:11 p.m. May 6. The truck and three children inside of it were released to an adult family member, according to arrest reports.

The 31-year-old woman was transported to Hopkins County jail, where she remained Thursday afternoon. Bond on the possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.

Lee Grant Gatlin

A complaint of suspicious activity around 3:25 a.m. Thursday in 1200 South Broadway Street resulted in Lee Grant Gatlin’s arrest on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. Gatlin also had an outstanding warrant for driving while license invalid.

Upon arrival, Sulphur Springs Police Officer Silas Whaley and Sgt. Josh Shufeldt contacted the person inside the suspect vehicle, a red Honda Accord.

A search of the trunk allegedly revealed a clear bag with a white crystal-like substance police believed to be methamphetamine. The bag and substance weighed more than 1 gram but less than four grams, resulting in Gatlin’s arrest, according to arrest reports.

Gatlin remained in Hopkins County jail Friday afternoon. Bond on the controlled substance charge was set at $10,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

Police also arrested two men following two different disturbance reports Thursday.

A 63-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at 8:22 a.m. May 6 on Longino Street for possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia. Police, responding to a disturbance complaint, contact the 63-year-old man and another person alleged to have been involved in the disturbance, according to arrest reports.

The Sulphur Springs man appeared to officers to be “extremely intoxicated,” police alleged in arrest reports. A records check on all people involved revealed a warrant for the 63-year-old’s arrest on a misdemeanor possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia charge, according to arrest reports.

He was released from Hopkins county jail Thursday, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol cars

Around 10:30 p.m. May 6, Sulphur Springs Police contacted a 27-year-old man about a disturbance alleged to involve two people in a blue sport utility vehicle on Gossett Lane. Police talked to both occupants of the SUV upon arrival.

A probable cause search, conducted after a police canine alerted on the Ford Explorer, resulted in discovery of several items of paraphernalia of the kind typically used to smoke methamphetamine and marijuana, police alleged in arrest reports.

The 27-year-old man, who indicated to police he had no permanent address, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia; the SUV was released to his girlfriend, according to arrest reports.

He too was released from the county jail Thursday, May 7, 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 Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.

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