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Fort Worth Pair Arrested Following An Early Morning Traffic Stop

A Fort Worth pair was arrested on possession charges following am early morning traffic stop, according to arrest reports.

No HCSO jail photo available for Deante LaJuan Crutcher

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Elijah Fite and Reserved Deputy Mark Poindexter reported stopping the driver of a silver Dodge Charger at 3:18 a.m. June 9, 2021, on West Shannon Road for failing to signal a lane change and an unreadable license plate.

Upon contact with the occupants, the deputies reported smelling a marijuana odor emitting from the car. Deante LaJuan Crutcher admitted to Poindexter that there were marijuana cigars in the passenger’s purse. The passenger was asked to exit the car and two blunts were removed from her purse. The passenger, a 23-year-old Forth Worth woman, was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

Deputies allegedly found two pills believed to be MDMA (also known as Ecstasy) in a wallet in the console during a probable cause search of the car. Crutcher claimed the pills and was arrested. The pills field-tested positive for MDMA and weighed 4.6 grams, resulting in the 27-year-old Fort Worth man’s arrest at 3:44 a.m. on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

The Fort Worth pair was released from jail later Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Crutcher’s bond was set at $5,000 on the controlled substance charge.

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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