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3 Arrested On Controlled Substance Charges

At least 3 people have been arrested on controlled substance and marijuana charges this week, according to arrest reports.

County Road 2415 Arrest

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford and Deputy Zack Horne received information Garrett Chase Spigner had an active warrant. The officers went to a County Road 2415 residence associated with the man on Oct. 21, 2020. Horne reported seeing him walking across the yard. They reported approaching the 35-year-old Pickton man and advising him of the felony warrant.

Garrett Chase Spigner (HCSO jail photo)

Prior to placing Spigner into handcuffs, Horne alleged seeing the Pickton resident place items into his right front pocket. When asked about the items, Spigner allegedly removed a red lighter and small Visine bottle containing a brown liquid. Spigner was transported to Hopkins County jail for insufficient bond on an assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation charge.

Upon arrival at the jail, deputies field-tested the brown liquid inside the Visine bottle. The result was a positive reaction for methamphetamine. An additional charge of possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance for Spigner was applied.

Spigner was originally arrested on June 23, 2020, on a warrant for the alleged assault impeding breathing charge. He remained Hopkins County jail on that warrant until June 28 on the charge.

Spigner also spent the night in jail Feb. 9, 2020 on a displaying fictitious, altered or obscured license plate or registration charge.

The 35-year-old Pickton man remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, Oct. 22, 2020, on both charge.

State Highway 19 South Arrest

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Aaron Chaney reported stopping a 1999 Ford Ranger at 12:06 a.m. Oct. 20 on State Highway 19 south at County Road 1174 for a defective license plate light. Sgt. Scott Davis arrived to assist.

Jourdan Taylor Sisk (HCSO jail photo)

When asked if he had ever been arrested, a 25-year-old Marrero, Louisiana man in the truck admitted he was out of jail on bond on a possession of controlled substance charge. When asked if he had any illegal narcotics in the pickup, Jourdan Taylor Sisk alleged admitted he had some marijuana in his sweatshirt pocket. Sisk reportedly complied with deputies’ request to exit the vehicle and remove the marijuana from his pocket.

A probable cause search of the truck yielded additional drug paraphernalia, including a burned glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and a glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke marijuana, as well as a small bag containing a white, powder-like substance which Sisk allegedly admitted was cocaine.

Sisk was arrested and the truck was released to “a responsible party” at Sisk’s request. The suspected cocaine, including packaging weighed 0.3 gram, resulting in Sisk being booked into Hopkins County jail at 2 a.m. Oct. 20 for for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

According to jail reports Wednesday was not the first time Sisk has been booked into Hopkins County jail. He was arrested Feb. 9, 2014 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sisk remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, Oct. 22. Bond on the felony controlled substance charge was set at $10,000.

State Highway 11 Arrest

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Britain Marlow reported stopping a Ford F150 pickup at around 1:20 p.m. Oct. 19 on State Highway 11 for speeding.

Adam Jon Welborn

Upon contacted with the occupant, Marlow alleged smelling a marijuana odor and conducting a probable cause search of the truck. The highway patrol trooper allegedly found a Mason jar containing marijuana in the passenger’s side floorboard and a cigar package containing Psilocybin mushrooms in a cigar pack. Consequently, Adam Jon Welborn was arrested.

The marijuana weighed 0.95 ounce and the mushrooms weighed 8 grams, resulting in the 22-year-old Leesburg man being charged on controlled substance and marijuana charges.

Welborn remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, Oct. 22, in lieu of $20,000 bond on the possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance charge and $1,000 bond on the possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana charge.


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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