2 Sulphur Springs Residents Accused Of Controlled Substance Possession

Two Sulphur Springs residents accused of controlled substance possession were arrested over the weekend by deputies in separate incidents.

Industrial Drive Narcotics Tip

A tip of suspected narcotic activity resulted in Jimmy Ray Emeyabbi’s arrest on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge early Monday morning, according to arrest reports.

Jimmy Ray Emeyabbi (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Chris Baumann went to a business in the 1400 block of East Industrial Drive, following up on information received on suspected narcotic usage at the location. Deputies contacted Emeyabbi at the room in question. When asked, the 39-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in the room and agreed to let the deputies enter with him to retrieve it.

While in the room, Emeyabbi presented with the deputies with other drug paraphernalia and digital scales, and agreed to let the deputies search the room for contraband, Steward alleged in arrest reports. Two small baggies containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine were found in a safe in the room. Consequently, Emeyabbie was taken into custody at 3:51 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, on controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession charges.

The substance in the two baggies field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 4.024 grams, including packaging, and the marijuana weighed 0.2331 ounce, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Emeyabbi remained in Hopkins County jail late Monday morning, Aug. 24. Bond on the second-degree felony controlled substance charge was set at $20,000, according to jail reports.

Gilmer Street Traffic Stop

Deputies Steward and Baumann also arrested Jose Campos-Trejo at 11:18 p.m. Aug. 22 on Gilmer Street for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Joe Campos-Trejo (HCSO jail photo)

Deputies reported conducting a traffic stop on a Toyota SUV, driven by the 17-year-old, who they recognized as an individual who did not have a valid driver’s license.

They reported the teen to be making furtive movements as they approached the vehicle. He reportedly contacted someone on the phone to help translate. He agreed to a search of the vehicle.

A search allegedly revealed a glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke methamphetamine in the console, a wallet with his ID in the back seat and a small bag containing a crystal-like substance the deputies suspected to be methamphetamine, according to arrest reports. The substance field-tested positive for meth and weighed 0.98 grams, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Campos-Trejo was released from Hopkins County jail Aug. 23, on a $5,000 bond on the felony controlled substance charge. The arrest marked the second time in four months he was jailed on the charge. He was also jailed May 7 for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, 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.

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Author: Faith Huffman

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