A criminal trespass complaint lead to two controlled substance arrests at an East Industrial Drive motel Tuesday night, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro, assisted by Special Crimes Unit Lt. Mark Estes, responded around 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Ferrari Inn, where the manager requested police to issue a criminal trespass warning to a non-tenant. When police asked to enter the room where the individual was reportedly located, they were told the person they were seeking was not present, according to arrest reports.
After obtaining consent to check the room for the individual, police reported seeing a glass pipe of the kind used to smoke methamphetamine in plain view. Tranameth Delon Ford reported the room belonged to Rebekah Kirby and he had no knowledge of the drug paraphernalia.
Both Ford and Rebekah Luvena Kirby agreed to let officers search Kirby’s room. Officers found a small bag containing a substance that later field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 0.5 gram, Castro and Estes alleged in arrest reports. When asked what was in the bag, however, both claimed they didn’t know. Both the 41-year-old Sulphur Springs man and 49-year-old Sulphur Springs woman were taken into custody by 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Ford (who is also known by Tray Delon Ford, Trey Ford and Tra) and Kirby were booked into Hopkins County jail on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. The charge has a drug-free zone enhancement due to the motel’s proximity to Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center, according to arrest reports. Both remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, on the third-degree felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
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