A rolling disturbance resulted in a Middle Street controlled substance arrest Thursday night, according to arrest reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward around 9 p.m. Oct. 22 reported seeing a silver Toyota Camry turning with no signal given while being followed closely by another vehicle. Steward alleged the car was being driven erratically. He conducted a traffic stop on Middle Street.
Upon contact with the occupant, the 39-year-old Sulphur Springs woman driving alleged she and the other vehicle were involved in a rolling disturbance; the other vehicle was following her, Steward noted in arrest reports.
Following investigation, Steward received permission to search the Camry. Steward alleged finding a small container inside a cup of soda. The container held 3 small baggies of a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine. The woman, identified in arrest reports as Kimberley Michelle Rachui, was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance and the car was impounded.
While being transported to jail, Rachui allegedly admitted the suspected meth belonged to her and that she put it into the soda cup. The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 2.74 grams, including packaging.
Consequently, the 39-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was jailed for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. The 39-year-old remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, Oct. 23, on the third-degree felony controlled substance charge. Deputy Chris Baumann is credited with assisting with this arrest.
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.