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Officers Arrest 5 On Controlled Substance, Marijuana Charges

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Local officers made five arrests on controlled substance and marijuana charges following four weekend traffic incidents.

Main Street Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Victor Reyna stopped a Chevrolet Silverado at 9:38 p.m. Nov. 1 on Main Street for a traffic violation.

Upon contact with the driver, identified as 18-year-old Elizabeth Cadena of Sulphur Springs, Reyna alleged smelling a strong smell of marijuana emitting from the truck. A probable cause search yielded a baggy containing a green, leafy substance he believed to be marijuana in the console.

Cadena allegedly admitted there could possibly be Xanax pills in the pickup as well. A search of the dashboard revealed another baggy with a white pill and a blue pill which were later identified as Xanax.

Cadena was arrested at 9:55 p.m. Sunday for possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance in a drug-free zone due to the proximity of the stop to a school.

She was released from Hopkins County jail on a $5,000 bond on the felony controlled substance charge.

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Loop 301 Arrests

A Dallas pair was arrested on controlled substance and marijuana charges Halloween night, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Silas Whaley made contact with the occupants of a Chevrolet parked partially in the lane of traffic on Loop 301 at 11:57 p.m. Oct. 31.

While speaking with the pair, Whaley reported both to be extremely nervous and claimed to be leaving the location. Whaley reported seeing an open alcohol container in the console.

The pair allegedly admitted to having a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggy containing a white, powdery substance believed to be the aforementioned cocaine and a bag of suspected marijuana.

Anthony Charles Daniel, 60, and Margie Caprice James Chatman, 54, both of Dallas, were arrested at 12:17 a.m. Nov. 1 for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Both Dallas residents remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, Nov. 1, 2020. Bond for and $1,000 on the marijuana charge.

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Mile Marker 129 Traffic Stop

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chris Sorley stopped 38-year-old Brandon Jabbar Green of Grand Prairie at 10:14 a.m. Nov. 1 at mile marker 129 on Interstate 30 for speeding in Chevrolet Suburban, according to arrest reports.

Green allegedly admitted to driving 98 in a 75 mile per hour speed zone and to having marijuana in the SUV. The trooper reported finding marijuana in a door, the center console and in a third row in the vehicle. The Grand Prairie man allegedly stated the substance was 2 pounds of marijuana.

The trooper arrested Green for possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana, a felony offense, and released the vehicle to the passenger. Green was released from Hopkins County jail later Nov. 1 on a $1,000 bond on the marijuana charge.

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Mile Marker 133 Traffic Stop

A highway patrol trooper also stopped a white Ford F150 pickup at 4:58 p.m. Oct. 31 on Interstate 30 at mile marker 133 for speeding.

The DPS officer reported a probable cause search was conducted after a burnt marijuana odor was smelled upon contact with the vehicle’s occupants. One back seat passenger allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. The trooper alleged a baggy containing marijuana was removed from the Avery man’s pocket. As a result the trooper arrested the 26-year-old on a misdemeanor possession of 2 ounces of marijuana charge.

The Avery man was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, Nov. 1, on a $1,000 bond on the misdemeanor charge.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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