A Louisiana pair was jailed Saturday morning at an East Industrial Drive motel on controlled substance and weapon charges, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Brandon Mayes and Lt. Pat Leber responded at 10:36 a.m. March 20 to a report of people smoking marijuana in a room at the hotel. Upon arrival, Mayes contacted 24-year-old Haley Alexis Nichols of Shreveport, Louisiana, the person who had rented the room.
After obtaining permission, police patted down 43-year-old Marcus Dewayne Poole of Bossier City, Louisiana and found a glass pipe. When asked about additional contraband, Poole allegedly pulled two baggies of suspected methamphetamine from his pockets. Police asked about a weapon upon discovering a holder on the front of his belt. Poole reportedly pointed to a bag inside of which he told the officer he’d find his son’s pistol. Police also found a syringe loaded with a brown liquid substance in the bag as well as a safe with a strong marijuana odor coming from inside of it, Mayes and Leber alleged in arrest reports.
Poole and Nichols each claimed items in the black bag as belonging to them, and each claimed some of the suspected narcotics, officers alleged in arrest reports. Large amounts of drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in the room. An officer was given the code for the safe, inside of which he found more drug paraphernalia and a baggy containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine. The total amount of suspected meth recovered was 2.1 grams, Mayes alleged in arrest and police reports.
Police arrested Poole on unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges. Nichols was discovered to be wanted in Pima County, Arizona, on a warrant for failure to appear on an armed robbery-threat or use of weapon charge; she was arrested on the warrant as well as a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.
Nichols remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, March 22, in lieu of a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and a $2,500 bond on the warrant. Poole also remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning in lieu of a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and a $2,000 bond on the weapon charge, according to jail reports.
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