A SCU investigation resulted in the arrest Tuesday evening of a Sulphur Springs man on one controlled substance and tampering with evidence charges, and two warrants.
Sulphur Springs Police Special Crimes Unit began an investigation of Jackson Blaze Gilreath for suspected narcotic possession or distribution. During the investigation the SCU investigators purchased narcotics then obtained warrants for the 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man’s arrest.
SCU Sgt. Joe Scott on July 7, 2020 reported seeing Gilreath sitting in a vehicle outside of his residence. When Scott attempted to serve the felony warrants, Gilreath ran around the side of a vehicle, reaching near his pocket as he did, Scott alleged in arrest reports. Gilreath then reportedly returned to the back of the vehicle and was taken into custody.
Officers alleged finding a syringe and hide-a-key box that contained suspected methamphetamine and Xanax. Officers believed Gilreath discarded the contraband in an attempt to hide it from the investigator.
Consequently, Gilreath was arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, in addition warrants for manufacture of delivery of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance and manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.
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