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Two Women Jailed On Possession Charges Following Two Separate Traffic Stops on New Year’s Day

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Two women were jailed on possession charges following two separate traffic stops on New Year’s Day, according to arrest reports.

FM 275 Traffic Stop

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nick Marney reported stopping a tan and gray sport utility vehicle at 8:19 p.m. Jan. 1, 2021, on FM 275 south at County Road 4792 for defective license plate lights.

No HCSO jail photo available for Shantel Jane Lewis-Charland

Marney, in arrest reports, claimed he could smell a marijuana odor emitting from the SUV while speaking to the driver, identified in arrest reports as 33-year-old Shantel Jane Lewis-Charland of Cumby. Consequently, Marney conducted a probable cause search of the SUV. The deputy reported finding a blue cotton bag contained about 8 Mason jars and a large bag with a green, leafy substance he believed to be marijuana during the search.

Lewis-Charland was taken into custody at 8:55 p.m., then transported to jail. The SUV was released to her family members who later arrived at the location, according to arrest reports. The 33-year-old Cumby woman was booked into jail at 12:14 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021, on a felony possession of four ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana charge, according to arrest reports. She remained in Hopkins County jail late Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2021 on the charge, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff
Hopkins County Sheriff

Interstate 30 Traffic Stop

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper reported stopping a white Dodge Charger at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 1, 2021, on Interstate 30 at mile marker 125 for speeding and an improperly placed license plate.

A records check showed the 19-year-old Fort Worth woman driving to be wanted on Garland misdemeanor warrants for driving while intoxicated and possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance. The teen was booked into Hopkins County jail on both warrants, according to arrest reports. She also remained in Hopkins County jail late Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2021, on the warrants, according to jail reports.

Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol vehicle

KSST does not publish the names of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.

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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