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10 Arrested On Controlled Substance And Related Charges

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Ten people were jailed on controlled substance and related charges on Friday and early Saturday – two for having methamphetamine and marijuana in their room, five on drug paraphernalia charges, and three on warrants, according to arrest reports.

South Broadway Street Arrests

Officers went to a South Broadway Street address to serve a felony warrant, found 2.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, about 5 ounces of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia, and ended up taking both residents into custody.

No HCSO jail photos available at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, for Gary Lee Childers or Angela Knous Weaver

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman responded as a cover unit at 12:45 p.m. March 26, in the 1200 block of South Broadway, where other officers had reported a felon could be located. Other officers advised Hoffman 34-year-old Gary Lee Childers, who answered the door, knew the woman was in the room, but told officers no one else was inside, Hoffman alleged in arrest reports.

While searching for 53-year-old Angela Knous Weaver, officials reported observed drug paraphernalia strewn throughout the room. Two bags located in the room allegedly contained a crystal like substance officers believed to be 2.6 grams of methamphetamine, including packaging, and suspected marijuana found in multiple bags weighed about 5 ounces, Hoffman and Detective Sgt. Jason Reneau alleged in arrest reports.

Weaver and Childers were both arrested just before 1 p.m. March 26, 2021, at on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and a possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana charge. Childers was also charged with the third-degree felony charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution of a known felon, for not being truthful about Weaver’s location in the room. Weaver was served with Rains County warrants for obstruction or retaliation and theft of property greater than $300,000.

Warrant Arrests At Sheriff’s Off

A man turned himself in March 26 at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office on March 26.

Richard Allen Kinnard (HCSO jail photo)

Richard Allen Kinnard arrived at the sheriff’s office at 1:20 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Richard Greer escorted the 51-year-old Paris man into Hopkins County jail, where he was booked on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for a possession of less than 1gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. The offense, according to arrest reports, occurred on March 9.

Kinnard was arrested on the controlled substance charge on June 13, 2015, and was released on June 15, 2015, on a $5,000 bond, according to jail reports. He has been booked into Hopkins County jail four times since then, three times in 2019 on traffic warrants and again on March 26, 2021. He was held in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning on the violation of probation charge, according to jail reports.

Waco Street Traffic Stop

An early morning traffic stop on Waco Street at Industrial Drive just after 3:30 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 resulted in five arrests, according to sheriff’s reports.

A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported the driver of the Nissan Titan he stopped for having a defective tail light appeared nervous when spoken to was shaking while talking to deputies. After obtaining the driver’s consent, he had the driver and occupants were told to step out of the vehicle to wait while deputies search the truck, according to arrest reports.

Officials then found a box containing suspected marijuana near the location where the individuals were standing. All occupants denied ownership of the box, but admitted to smoking marijuana prior to the traffic stop, Fite alleged in arrest reports. One occupants from the pickup admitted to putting the box on the ground, but denied owning it, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

A canine handler was contacted. Sulphur Springs Police Officer responded with his canine partner. The police dog gave a positive alert during a free air sniff around the truck. Officers arrested five people around 4:15 a.m. Saturday on possession of drug paraphernalia charges: two 19-year-old Dallas men, an 18-year-old Fort Worth man, a 19-year-old Austin woman, and an 18-year-old Dallas woman, Fite noted in arrest reports. All five were released from Hopkins County jail later Friday, March 26, 2021, according to jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police and Hopkins County Sheriff
Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles.

Interstate Traffic Stop

A Sulphur Springs Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2021 Ford Mustang at 10:15 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021, on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 138. A records check showed the driver to be wanted on misdemeanor warrants for possession of possession of drug paraphernalia, two for speeding, a third offense no driver’s license charge and a driving while license invalid charge, according to arrest reports.

The 39-year-old Dallas man was arrested on all five warrants; the car was released to the man’s fiancĂ© at is request, police alleged in arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

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


KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


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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