Three separate traffic stops Friday resulted in 3 controlled substance arrests, according to sheriff’s and police reports.
CR 3502 Traffic Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff‘s deputies reported stopping a Honda Odyssey at 12:18 p.m. May 29 after seeing the vehicle swerve toward a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on County Road 3502. The driver, identified as 34-year-old Jose Armando Gonzales-Acevedo of Alba, claimed the person in the other vehicle was a friend of his, HCSO Sgt. Shea Shaw and Deputy Richard Brantley alleged in arrest reports.
The driver allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the van. A probable cause search of the van revealed not only marijuana, but drug paraphernalia and two vape pens, sheriff’s officer alleged in arrest reports. The 34-year-old Alba man admitted the pens contained THC oil, resulting in his arrest for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, Shaw alleged in arrest reports.
Gonzales-Acevedo remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning on the felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
Church Street-Airport Road Traffic Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Justin Wilkerson reported stopping a vehicle on Church Street at Airport Road at 6:10 p.m. May 29 for a defective high center mounted stop light. The driver reportedly agreed to let officers search the vehicle.
When asked to exit the car so the deputies could conduct the search, the front seat passenger allegedly admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in a pouch inside of her purse. A search of the purse did reveal a small amount of marijuana and more than one rolled marijuana cigarette in a Marlboro cigarette package and a small bag containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine, Shaw alleged in arrest reports. Consequently, the 45-year-old Glenn Heights woman was placed into custody at 6:23 p.m. May 26, 2020, for possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
After finding no further contraband in the vehicle, deputies transported Shannon Michelle Miller to Hopkins County jail, where the crystal-like substance field-tested positive using a test kit for methamphetamine and weighed 1.04 grams, including packaging, Steward alleged in arrest reports. Thus, Miller was booked on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Miller remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning, May 30, 2020, on the felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
Wildcat Way Traffic Stop
After obtaining the permission from the driver and passenger, officers commenced to search the sedan, according to arrest reports. Police alleged finding several white pills later identified as Tramadol, a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance, in the passenger’s purse.
Consequently, the 45-year-old Yantis woman was taken into custody at 12:27 p.m. and transported to Hopkins County jail on the charge. Dannye Jolene Stansberry remained in Hopkins County jail on the charge Saturday morning on the possession of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance in a drug-free zone charge, according to jail reports.
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