Traffic Stop, Disturbance Report Result In Controlled Substance Arrests

A traffic stop, disturbance, warrants and a report of a man with a knife resulted in controlled substance arrests, according to arrest reports.

Wildcat Way Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Officers Derrick Williams and Silas Whaley conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Traverse at 11:14 p.m. June 27, 2020 on Wildcat Way at Arbala Road in Sulphur Springs, TX.

Brittany Mechelle Noel (HCSO jail photo)

Upon contact with the occupants, police alleged the passenger, a 31-year-old Edgewod woman, exhibited nervous behavior and showed signs narcotics use. When asked if she had anything illegal in the vehicle, she allegedly admitted there was a gun between seats and bag containing illegal narcotics in the vehicle.

A search revealed a black bag containing 2 baggies with a crystal like substance police believed to be methamphetamine under passenger seat and a black handgun in immediate area of front passenger seat, Whaley and Williams alleged in arrest reports.

Robert Leroy Young (HCSO jail photo)

Consequently, Brittany Mechelle Noel was arrested at 11:25 p.m. June 27 for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to arrest reports. Noel was booked into at 1:53 a.m. June 28 Hopkins County jail, where she remained Monday, June 29. Bond was set at $35,000 on the second-degree felony controlled substance charge and $2,000 on the misdemeanor weapon charge.

A records check showed the driver of the SUV, 31-year-old Robert Leroy Young of Henderson, to be wanted. He was booked just before 2 a.m. June 28 into Hopkins County jail on a Van Zandt County warrant for felon in possession of a firearm charge and on a Sulphur Springs no driver’s license charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, June 29. Bond was set at $60,000 on the Van Zandt County charge, according to jail reports.

South Moore Street Complaint

A 28-year-old Dallas man was arrested in the 500 block of South Moore Street at 4:39 p.m. June 28 on a controlled substance charge.

Cody James Snelling (HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Pat Leber and Officer Cameron Robinson responded at 4:20 p.m. June 28 to a report of a person walking the halls at the address with a knife out in plain view. Upon arrival, the officers reported contacting the man. Police reported patting him down for weapons to ensure officers safety. During the search, officers alleged finding an orange pill bottle containing not only pills but also a white, crystal-like substance they believed was methamphetamine.

Consequently, Cody James Snelling of Dallas was arrested on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, June 29; bond was set at $5,000 on the felony charge.

Brewer Street Disturbance

Sulphur Springs Police officers responded at 2:29 p.m. June 28 in the 200 block of Brewer Street to a disturbance complaint.

Jose Ismael Cuevas (HCSO jail photo)

Officers contacted two men who, police noted in arrest reports, were walking away from the disturbance location. While officers spoke with another person at the location, the two men were observed removing a backpack and placing it a short distance away from them, SSPSD Officer Adrian Pruitt alleged in arrest reports.

One of the two men allegedly admitted there was marijuana inside the bag. A probable cause search of the bag allegedly revealed not only suspected marijuana, but also a baggy containing a white crystal-like substance the officers believed was methamphetamine, Pruitt alleged in arrest reports.

Cameron Clay Fountain (HCSO jail photo)

Both Sulphur Springs men allegedly denied ownership of the contraband. Consequently, 29-year-old Jose Ismael Cuevas and 37-year-old Cameron Clay Fountain were arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Both Cuevas and Fountain remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, June 29 on the controlled substance charge. Bond was set at $5,000 each.

June 28 was the second time this year that Cuevas has been jailed in Hopkins County. He was arrested Feb. 11 on two traffic charges, according to jail reports.

Warrant Arrests

Sherrie Lee Cooksey (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office communications operators had advised HCSO Deputy Chris Baumann and Sgt. Tanner Steward that Sherrie Lee Cooksey had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

Deputies went to her Como residence, located and took the 42-year-old woman into custody at 5:48 p.m. June 27 on the warrant. Cooksey (who is also known by Sherrie McCarty, Sherrie Lee Ragan Cooksey and Levy) spent the night in Hopkins County jail and was released the next day on a $5,000 bond on the possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

Rosemary Boone Springer (HCSO jail photo)

Also arrested on a warrant was Rosemary Boone Springer. The 63-year-old Sulphur Springs woman arrived at the sheriff’s office and was escorted at 5:57 p.m. June 27 into Hopkins County jail by Deputy Justin Wilkerson, according to arrest reports. Springer was released from Hopkins County jail June 28 on a $5,000 bond on the possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

June 27 marked the fourth time in less than a year that Springer, who is also known as Rosemary Boone Tennison, was booked into Hopkins County jail. According to jail records, she was also jailed:

  • Aug. 13, 2019 on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and a warrant for possession of delivery of drug paraphernalia warrant;
  • Dec. 13-14, 2019 on warrants for cruelty to animals, open container and speeding offenses; and
  • Feb. 10, 2020 for surety off bond on the possession of controlled substance charge.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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