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CR 4725 Suspicious Vehicle Report Resulted In Controlled Substance Arrest

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A CR 4725 suspicious vehicle report revealed a 20-year-old Cumby man who was wearing shoes and underwear only; he was arrested on a controlled substance charge Saturday morning, according to arrest reports.

Seth Dalton Bryant (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Shea Shaw and Deputy Aaron Chaney responded at 7:27 a.m. May 30, 2020 to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was parked on the side of the road on County Road 4725, south of County Road 4731.

Upon arrival, they observed a vehicle fitting the description and begin traveling south down the road. Deputies initiated a traffic stop, according to arrest reports.

The driver was identified as Seth Dalton Bryant. The 20-year-old Cumby , Tx man appeared to deputies to be nervous, was shaking, and wore only his underwear and shoes, the sheriff’s officers alleged in arrest reports. Bryant alleged claimed to have spilled something on his pants and was trying to change them when the deputies got behind him. Bryant displayed bruxism, “the involuntary clenching of the jaw muscles, commonly associated with methamphetamine use,” Shaw alleged in arrest reports.

After reportedly observing marijuana paraphernalia, the deputies reported conducting a probable cause search of the car. Suspected methamphetamine was found in a Tic Tac container, the deputies alleged in arrest reports. Also found were suspected Xanax pills, a glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to arrest reports.

Bryant allegedly fainted after being placed into handcuffs. EMS was called and transported the 20-year-old to a local hospital, where he was medically cleared and released. He allegedly admitted to discarding a marijuana blunt out the window of the vehicle. The suspected methamphetamine weighed 2.11 grams and tested positive using a field test kit as a controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Bryant was taken to jail for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, according to arrest reports. He also was found to have an outstanding Delta County warrant for his arrest on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Bryant remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, June 1, 2020. Bond was set at $10,000 each on the Hopkins County controlled substance and tampering with evidence charges, 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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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