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2 Jailed In Hopkins County on Controlled Substance Charges, 2 on Marijuana Charges

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Two people were jailed in Hopkins County on controlled substance charges and one on a marijuana charge on Tuesday, and another man was jailed early Wednesday morning on a marijuana charge as well, according to arrest reports.

East Middle Street Investigation

Kimberley Michelle Rachui (HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Department Sgt. Brandon Mayes went to Kimberley Michelle Rachui’s address at 2:49 p.m. Jan. 5, following up on an investigation on the 30-year-old woman.

He reported finding Rachui sitting in a black Dodge Ram pickup, from which an odor of marijuana emitted. The Sulphur Springs woman allegedly handed Mayes a pipe with unsmoked marijuana in it. A search of the truck allegedly revealed a glass pipe of the type used to smoke methamphetamine and a small baggy containing a crystal-like substance Mayes believed to be methamphetamine.

Mayes arrested Rachui at 3:08 p.m. Jan. 5 on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, a drug-free zone enhancement because the location was about 557 feet from a primary school campus. She remained in Hopkins County jail on Jan. 6, 2021 in lieu of a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Tuesday was the third time Rachui has been booked into Hopkins County jail in the 3 months. She too spent Oct. 22-23, 2020 in jail on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance; and Nov. 2-8, 20202, in custody for bond revocation on the a March 29, 2019 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and surety off bond on the Oct. 22 controlled substance charge, according to jail records.

North League Street Marijuana Investigation

Sulphur Springs Police officers responded at 6:08 p.m. Jan. 5, 2021, in the 200 block of North League Street to a complaint of suspected marijuana smoking in a red pickup. Upon arrival, officers alleged they could smell a marijuana odor emitting from a red Chevrolet S10 tuck, A probable cause search allegedly revealed a bag containing a green leafy substance police believed to be marijuana.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

The 20-year-old Sulphur Springs man in the truck claimed the marijuana as his and was taken into custody for possession of less than 2 ounces of marihuana, a drug-free zone enhancement was added because the location was within 500 feet of a church and park, police alleged in arrest reports. The man remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, in lieu of a $2,000 bond on the Class A misdemeanor charge.

Warrant Service On West Shannon Road

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro responded Tuesday night, in the 1600 block of West Shannon Road to meet with a man contacted police because he thought he had a warrant out of Hopkins County for his arrest. Upon contacting the man, officers obtained Mathew Banda‘s identifying information, which dispatchers used to confirm the 24-year-old El Paso man did indeed have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Mathew Banda AKA Mathew Sagaribai (HCSO jail photo)

Castro took Banda into custody at 8:45 p.m. Jan. 5, 2021, on the warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for manufacture or delivery of 400 grams or more of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. The violation was alleged in arrest reports to have occurred on Dec. 8, 2020.

He was arrested Jan. 12, 2019, on the original manufacture or delivery of 400 grams or more of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and released from Hopkins County jail, according to jail reports. He and three others were jailed after an Interstate traffic stop revealed an aftermarket compartment on the battery containing 4 black tape- and cellophane-wrapped bundles containing suspected heroin, officials alleged in the 2019 arrest report. He was released from jail May 29, 2019 on a $100,000 bond on the heroin charge, according to jail reports.

Banda, who is also known by the alias Mathew Sagaribai, remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 on the violation of probation charge, according to jail reports.

SH 19 South Traffic Stop

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a tan Ford Ranger at 2:12 a.m. Jan. 6 on State Highway 19 south, just south of Interstate 30, for a defective head light. On contact with the driver, a deputy reported smelling a marijuana odor emitting from the truck.

A probable cause search of the truck revealed two baggies containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a yellow bowl with marijuana residue in it, a large clear jar with marijuana residue, multiple baggies with marijuana residue, a package with marijuana residue, a vacuum-sealed bag containing marijuana residue and a half consumed blunt, the deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff
Hopkins County Sheriffs Office patrol vehicle

Consequently, the 23-year-old Sulphur Springs man was taken into custody at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday on a possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail later Jan. 6, 2021 in lieu o f a $1,000 bond on the Class B misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.

He was jailed on two other occasions for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana: exactly 1 year ago (Jan. 6, 2020) and on Aug. 14, 2019. He was also booked into Hopkins County jail on four occasions last year: April 24 for public intoxication, May 14 for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance, May 19 on a theft of firearm warrant and May 28 on a burglary of vehicles warrant, according to arrest reports.

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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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Author: Faith Huffman

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