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Cocaine, Methamphetamine Allegedly Found During Interstate 30 Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs, TX – August 4, 2020 – Suspected cocaine and methamphetamine were allegedly found during an Interstate 30 traffic stop early Tuesday morning, August 4, 2020 resulting in a Dallas man’s arrest on controlled substance charges.

No HCSO jail photo available for Ronald Kristopher Gulley

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a Hummer H3 for traveling in the left lane of Interstate 30 east without passing other vehicles around midnight. The vehicle stopped near mile marker 136.

After receiving permission during the course of the traffic stop, Patterson conducted a search of the vehicle. Patterson, in arrest reports, alleged finding 24.6 grams of suspected cocaine and 49.9 grams of methamphetamine in a brief case-type bag.

The male passenger, 39-year-old Ronald Kristopher Gulley of Dallas, claimed ownership of the substances and was taken into custody. He and the suspected contraband were transported to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. The driver and vehicle were released, Patterson wrote in arrest reports.

The substances field-tested positive using test kits for meth and cocaine, resulting in Gulley’s arrest on two possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges, according to arrest reports.

Gulley remained in Hopkins County jail late Tuesday morning, Aug. 4. His bonds totaled $150,000 — $75,000 per controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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