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2 Traffic Stops Resulted In 3 Arrests

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Two traffic stops resulted in a total of 3 arrests. An Interstate 30 traffic stop resulted in 2 arrests Tuesday evening and a Hillcrest Drive traffic stop early Wednesday morning resulted in one felony arrest, according to arrest reports.

Interstate 30 Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Chris Rosamond reported stopping a Dodge Charge for traveling 98 miles per hour in a 75 mile per hour speed zone on Interstate 30 west near mile marker 124 in Sulphur Springs at 8:17 p.m. Upon contact with the occupants, Rosamond alleged smelling the odor of marijuana in the car. The occupants were questioned. The rear seat passenger allegedly produced a small clear plastic baggy of suspected marijuana.

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A subsequent search of the car revealed additional contraband, including a 16-ounce bottle of promethazine hydrochloride which also contained codeine. Initially, all three occupants denied the promethazine belonged to them. A short time later, however, 26-year-old Eron Lamar Smith of Arlington admitted it was his, Rosamond noted in arrest reports.

Consequently, Smith was arrested at 9:10 p.m. July 14 for possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and the passenger, a 24-year-old Arlington man, was arrested for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. The car was released to the other passenger, according to arrest reports.

Both men remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning. Smith’s bond was set at $15,000 on the controlled substance charge, while the other man’s bond was set at $1,000 on the Class B misdemeanor marijuana charge, according to jail reports.

Hillcrest Drive Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Silas Whaley conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan Altima in the 1500 block of South Hillcrest Drive at 2:28 a.m. July 15.

SSPD patrol vehicle

Whaley noted Cheyenne Nicole Carter to display signs of nervousness when he contacted her. She agreed to let officers search her car. Later, Whaley alleged in arrest reports, the 25-year-old Sulphur Springs woman admitted to being in possession of methamphetamine. She was jailed for possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to arrest reports.

Carter remained in Hopkins County jail late Wednesday morning. Her bond on the controlled substance charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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