A 23-year-old Demopolis, Alabama man was caught with a drug test falsification device as well as marijuana Wednesday night, according to arrest reports.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper reported stopping a white TTST Freightliner at 8 p.m. April 17, 2020, on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 137 for a defective head light. A probable cause search revealed a usable quantity of marijuana and a drug test falsification kit in the vehicle.
The 23-year-old southwestern Alabama resident in the big rig admitted to using the kit to pass his drug test for work. The truck driver was taken into custody and transported by a Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputy to the county jail, where he was booked on the misdemeanor offenses of possession of a drug test falsification device (the kit) and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. The truck tractor and semi trailer were inspected, inventoried and released by the DPS officer to a towing service for storage.
The Alabama truck driver remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, April 15, 2021. His bond was set at $1,000 each on the marijuana and drug test falsification kit.
KSST does not publish the photos or 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.