Three Irving residents were arrested on a controlled substance charge following a late night traffic stop on Industrial Drive near the 125 mile marker on Interstate 30 west. An Irving woman was also wanted on a parole warrant, according to arrest reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Davis reported stopping a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. He noticed the vehicle did not have a functioning license plate light as it exited a motel parking lot onto Industrial Drive at 11:39 p.m. June 29, 2020. The registration on the SUV was also reported to have expired in January of 2019. The silver SUV stopped near near I-30 west mile marker 125, Davis noted in arrest reports.
Upon contact with the occupants, Davis reported all three exhibited signs of nervousness, including speaking rapidly. All breathed heavily, had trembling hands and were sweating, according to the deputy. All three Irving residents told the sheriff’s officer they thought they had warrants for their arrest and no one had a valid driver’s license, Davis alleged in arrest reports. A records check showed only the back seat passenger, identified in arrest reports as 46-year-old Annie Parker Landrum of Irving, to be wanted on a violation of parole warrant, according to arrest reports.
After being denied permission to search the SUV, Davis reported he requested additional deputies to respond at the location. Deputies Bobby Osornio, Nick Marney and Deputy Colt Patterson and his K9 partner Chiv arrived at the location.
Patterson advised Chiv gave a positive alert on the vehicle, so a probable cause search was conducted on the SUV.
Davis alleged glass pipes of the type used to smoke methamphetamine with suspected meth, used hypodermic syringes and a burned spoon with other drug paraphernalia were found in a zip bag located in the center console. A plastic bag containing pills officers believed to be Xanax and a yellow bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be meth were found lodged in the front passenger’s head rest area, according to arrest reports. More syringes and another burned spoon were among the drug paraphernalia found on the back seat and additional loose crystal-like substance believed to be meth was located on the floorboard behind driver’s seat.
All three occupants allegedly denied ownership of the contraband and were all taken into custody at just before 12:30 a.m. June 30 for possession of a controlled substance. The suspected methamphetamine weighed more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams on a digital scale and had a positive result on a field test kit for meth.
Consequently, Landrum, along with the driver, identified in arrest reports as 40-year-old Sabrina Kay Morgan, and the other passenger, identified in arrest reports as 54-year-old Steven Lee Welborn, were booked into Hopkins County jail early June 30 on a third-degree felony possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge; Landrum also was held on the parole warrant, according to arrest reports.
Welborn had been released from the county jail by 11:30 a.m. July 1 on a $10,000 bond on the felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
Landrum, who is also known by Annie Mendora Landrum, and Morgan, the driver, remained in Hopkins County jail July 1; their bond was also set at $10,000 on the third-degree felony controlled substance charge. Landrum was denied bond on the Austin violation of parole warrant, 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.