An investigation into suspected narcotic sales at a Georgia Street residence resulted in two controlled substance arrests Friday, according to arrest reports. One of the arrests marked the second time both have been in jail this summer on a controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Department Special Crimes Unit Lt. Mark Estes, accompanied by SSPD Officer Francisco Castro, contacted occupants of a Georgia Street residence around 10 a.m. Aug. 21 in reference to tips a 36-year-old Yantis man was possibly selling narcotics, according to arrest reports.
The owner of the residence reportedly allowed the officers inside the residence, where they immediately encountered suspect Adam Joshua Hodges and two other people. On initial contact with Hodges, Estes alleged seeing a methamphetamine pipe and several pieces of a crystal-like substance he suspected to be meth on a night stand in the front bedroom, where Hodges was located.
After obtaining permission from the homeowner and Hodges, officers searched the room. Estes, in arrest reports, alleged finding 3.23 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the top drawer of the night stand and additional drug paraphernalia, including the meth pipe in plain view. Consequently, Hodges was arrested on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Cheyenne Nicole Carter of Sulphur Springs allegedly claimed several bags at the location and gave officers permission to search them. One bag contained a small metal container with several syringes, including one loaded with a substance 25-year-old Carter identified as meth, Estes alleged in arrest reports. Consequently, Carter was arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.
Hodges was released from Hopkins County jail Saturday, Aug. 22, on a $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony controlled substance charge. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, was second time in less than a month and four time in less than a year that Hodges has been booked into Hopkins County jail.
Hodges was most recently jailed July 23 on another possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, as well was tampering with evidence and evading arrest charges. Sheriff’s deputies found him in a Georgia Street garage down the street from a back yard where a suspicious person had been reported. When officials attempted to contact him, he allegedly took off running across Lee Street and through a yard before they caught up to him. They retraced Hodges’ path, finding a bag of pills identified as morphine, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Todd Evans and Deputy Dustin Fisher alleged in the July 23 arrest reports.
The 36-year-old Yantis man was also arrested May 19, 2020 for driving while license invalid; and Sept. 24, 2019, on a violation of parole warrant and a Franklin County assault causing bodily injury warrant, according to jail reports.
Carter also released from Hopkins County jail Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, on a $5,000 bond on the felony possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.
Friday, Aug. 21, was the second time Carter has been arrested this summer for having less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. She was also jailed July 15, after admitting during a Hillcrest Drive traffic stop that she was in possession of methamphetamine, Sulphur Springs Police Officer Silas Whaley alleged in the July arrest report.
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