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Man Accused Of Throwing Capsule During Traffic Stop

A 31-year-old Winnsboro man was accused of throwing a capsule-shaped tablet out of a pickup window during a traffic stop, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputy Jason Lavender stopped a Chevrolet Silverado at 3:04 p.m. June 1 for passing vehicles in a no passing zone on State Highway 11 east.

No jail photo of Marcus Aaron Williams available

The driver, identified as Marcus Aaron Williams, refused the deputy’s request to search his truck. When the deputy advised Williams he was calling for a police canine to sniff around the truck, Williams allegedly went back to the truck, after being told not to. Williams then entered the truck and made a throwing motion from inside the passenger’s seat area, Lavender alleged in arrest reports.

Lavender placed Williams into custody then checked the area. The deputy reported finding a white capsule-shaped tablet on the road. Williams allegedly admitted to throwing it out of the truck. Another capsule-shaped tablet was found on the driver’s seat of the truck. A glass pipe of the kind used to smoke methamphetamine was also allegedly found between the driver’s seat and console of the truck.

Williams was arrested for tampering with physical evidence. He remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning. Bond was set at $10,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles

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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