Two rural traffic stops netted suspected methamphetamine and two arrests Thursday, according to sheriff’s reports.
State Highway 19 North Traffic Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward reported stopping Carol Denise Brumley around 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 on State Highway 19 north at FM 1536 for driving a Toyota Camry 70 miles per hour in a 65 mph speed zone. Upon contact with the driver, Steward noted the 39-year-old Sulphur Springs woman displayed signs of nervousness and bruxism.
When asked if she’d previously been in trouble, Brumley “stated something about a stolen TV,” Steward alleged in arrest reports. After obtaining permission to search the car, Steward had Brumley step out to wait. She did, taking a purse and wallet with her. Steward then reportedly agreed to a search of those items. When asked if she had anything illegal in the purse, she allegedly hesitated in her response but admitted “possibly methamphetamine,” Steward alleged in arrest reports.
Steward reported finding two glass pipes of the kind commonly used to smoke meth, two small baggies containing a crystal-like substance which field-tested positive for meth and other miscellaneous items of drug paraphernalia inside a sunglasses case. Consequently, Brumley was taken into custody and jailed for possession of 1.5 grams of the suspected Penalty Group 1 substance and packaging. Deputy Drew Fisher arrived at the stop site to assist with the vehicle, which was impounded by a towing service.
Brumley remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, November 20, 2020 Bond on the third-degree felony controlled substance charge was set at $10,000.
FM 2297 Traffic Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Elijah Fite reported stopping a silver Buick at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19 on FM 2297 at County Road 1176 because the rear license plate wasn’t visible.
The driver and passenger reportedly failed to make eye contact with the officer and showed signs of nervousness when spoken to. The drier allegedly admitted to narcotics use in the past. The deputy obtained permission to search the car.
Fite alleged finding a sewing kit with a baggy of a crystal-like substance, suspected methamphetamine, in a purse where Doris Rosamarie Russell had been sitting. The 31-year-old Sulphur Springs woman reportedly denied ownership of the purse, but the deputy reported seeing Russell retrieve her driver’s license from the purse prior to exiting the vehicle. Other identifying information with the woman’s name on it was also reportedly located in the purse. Consequently, Russell was arrested at 9:44 p.m. Nov. 19 for possession of a controlled substance.
While Russell was being booked into jail, jail staff reported finding additional clear baggies containing a crystal-like substance which field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The contraband weighed 0.63 gram, including packaging.. Russell was booked into jail for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Russell remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, Nov. 20. Bond was set at $5,000 on the felony controlled substance 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.
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