A 36-year-old Granbury woman was jailed Friday morning on a controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Sgt. Tanner Steward stopped at 7:42 a.m. July 31 to check on a vehicle parked in the driveway of a closed business on the north Interstate 30 service road. As he approached, Steward reported seeing a woman making furtive movements in the passenger area of the blue Honda Civic.
After contacting the occupant, identified in arrest reports as Kristin Cheree Molder of Granbury, Steward reported seeing a red cut straw which the officer recognized from his training as commonly used to inhale narcotics in the passenger seat. When the sheriff’s officer asked permission to search the car, the woman allegedly began using her cell phone, then refused to allow a search.
She was reportedly asked to exit the car. As the driver’s side door opened, the deputy alleged seeing a glass pipe with a clear tube, a kind commonly used to smoke methamphetamine in plain sight. Based on the visible items of suspected drug paraphernalia, the sheriff’s officer conducted a probable cause search of the car. He alleged finding a clear bag containing a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Consequently, Molder was placed under arrest. Molder and the contraband were taken to the county jail, where the suspected methamphetamine and packaging weighed 0.43 grams, resulting in Molder being booked for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports. HCSO Deputy Jason Lavender reportedly assisted with the stop and arrest.
The 36-year-old Granbury woman remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning. Bond was set at $5,000 on the controlled substance charge, 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.