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Georgetown Woman Arrested in Hopkins County On Palo Pinto Controlled Substance Warrant

A 22-year-old Georgetown woman arrested in Hopkins County on a Palo Pinto controlled substance warrant reportedly had THC oil and a vape device, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Lavender just after 10:20 a.m. stopped the woman for driving a Audi A6 west at 72 miles per hour in the 55 mph speed zone on State Highway 11 east as it passed FM 269. Upon contact with Paytin Chanari Kerr, Lavender alleged he could smell a marijuana odor coming from inside the car. Kerr allegedly admitted to having a THC vape pen in the door pocket.

A records check showed Kerr to be wanted in Palo Pinto County on a warrant for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. The Georgetown woman was arrested on the warrant.

A probable cause search of the car revealed a vape device containing a cartridge with suspected THC oil The device and oil weighed 26.14 grams. The oil tested positive for THC, resulting in Kerr being charged with possession of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Kerr remained in Hopkins County jail at noon Thursday morning, Jan. 14, on a $5,000 bond on the Hopkins County possession charge and $30,005 on the Palo Pinto County warrant, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Truck
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office vehicle

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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