Four people were arrested on controlled substance and marijuana charges during the last 2 days, according to arrest and jail rpeorts.
Arrest on SH 11 East in Como
A 40-year-old Alexander, Arkansas man was reported around 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2 by other motorists for driving a white SUV on the wrong side of the highway. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Drew Fisher and Justin Wilkerson attempted to locate the Chevrolet Equinox, motorists reported the SUV was driven into and parked in the parking lot of Joe Bob’s in Como.
When deputies arrived, they observed what appeared to be a man asleep behind the steering wheel in an Equinox. When awakened, Ronnie L. Tucker Jr. reported told the sheriff’s deputy he was headed to see his girl in an unknown Texas city. He allegedly avoided the deputy’s questions and appeared to the deputy to be very nervous.
Tucker agreed to let sheriff’s officers search his vehicle, then admitted to having contraband in his pocket, Fisher alleged in arrest reports. A vial containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine was revealed. Deputies allegedly located a hypodermic syringe loaded with what Tucker admitted was meth and his blood, as well as two clear vials containing a clear liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine in the vehicle.
A records check showed Tucker to be wanted in Arkansas for violation of parole. Tucker was jailed on the warrant as well as a new possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.
Tucker’s bond on the controlled substance charge was set at $40,000; he was held Saturday, Oct. 3, in Hopkins County jail on the Arkansas warrant, according to jail reports.
Arrest on Interstate 30
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a Dodge 1500 around 5:45 p.m. Oct. 1 on I-30 at mile marker 118 for a defective brake light. Upon contact with the 52-year-old Grand Prairie man driving, the trooper reported smelling a fresh marijuana odor emitting from the vehicle and seeing marijuana residue on the front of the driver’s clothes.
A probable cause search revealed a prescription bottle with no label containing 10 pills identified as Clonazepam in the backseat floorboard and another bottle with 2 different pills, one of which was identified as hydrocodone acetaminophen, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.
Consequently, the Grand Prairie man was arrested Oct. 1 on two Class A misdemeanor possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance charges. He was released for jail Oct. 2 on $2,000 per charge, according to jail reports.
Warrant Arrest at Sheriff’s Office
Sanitago Saul Jimenez, 31, of Sulphur Springs was taken into custody at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 in the lobby at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office by Deputy Jason Lavender on a warrant for bond forfeiture on a possession of less than one gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and booked into jail on the charge, according to arrest and jail reports.
The offense, according to arrest reports, was alleged to have occurred on June 15, 2019.
Jimenez remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Oct. 3. His bond on the felony charge was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.
Thursday was the second time recently that Jimenez has been booked into Hopkins County jail. He was jailed July 14 on a driving while intoxicated warrant, as well as warrants for no driver’s license and not paying a no driver’s license fine, according to jail reports.
Main Street Marijuana Arrest
A Sulphur Springs Police officer saw a 25-year-old Sulphur Springs woman driving a red Pontiac Solstice on Main Street just before 9 p.m. Oct. 1. Recognizing her as a woman he knew to have a suspended driver’s license, he conducted a traffic stop and took the woman into custody. (According to jail reports, she was previously arrested on Jan. 31 on warrants for not taking care of a failure to maintain financial responsibility charge and driving while license invalid.)
She allegedly voluntarily admitted to having a marijuana joint in the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed additional contraband, the officer alleged in arrest reports.
The 25-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was jailed for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. A drug-free zone enhancement was added to the charge due to the proximity of the stop to a school, according to arrest reports. She was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, Oct. 2, on a $2,000 bond on the Class A misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.
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