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FM 2653 Traffic Stop Results In Controlled Substance Arrest

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A FM 2653 traffic stop Wednesday night resulted in a 47-year-old Winnsboro woman’s arrest on a controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Mindy Lynne Robinson (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputy Aaron Chaney reported stopping a southbound Honda Civic at 8:46 p.m. June 24, 2020 on FM 22653 at County Road 4717. The stop was for a defective tail light.

He alleged the woman’s hand were shaking when she provided her license and insurance information as requested. The woman also reportedly stuttered when answering Chaney’s questions during the stop. The deputy reported obtaining permission to search the car due to signs of nervous behavior exhibited by the woman.

Several small baggies containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine were allegedly found in a used cigarette pack in a duffle bag on the rear passenger’s seat. A glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke methamphetamine with a burnt residue on it and two torch lighters were also located during the search, Chaney alleged in arrest reports.

HCSO Deputy Nick Marney arrived to assist in the vehicle inventory, he remained with it until a towing service arrived to impound the car. Chaney transported the woman to jail, where the suspected methamphetamine was weighed at 2.78 grams, including packaging. The substance field tested positive for meth, according to arrest reports.

Consequently, Mindy Lynne Robinson was booked into Hopkins County jail for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. She remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, June 25. Bond on the felony charge was set at $10,000, 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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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