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Meth, Needles, Handgun Found During Traffic Stop

Methamphetamine, needles and a handgun were found during a traffic stop Friday night in Cumby, resulting in one felony arrest, deputies noted in arrest reports.

Joshua Paul Lynch (HCSO jail reports)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy J. Davis reported stopping a Chevrolet Impala at 10:04 p.m. June 25, 2021, on Frisco Street at Barker Street in Cumby for a torn and unreadable temporary tag.

A pat down of the driver by Steward revealed several hypodermic needles inside his cargo pocket. The driver, Joshua Paul Lynch, admitted the needles were used and once removed were determined to have been used to inject methamphetamine.

A search of the car allegedly revealed a bag containing a crystal substance that later field tested as 0.47 grams of methamphetamine. A Czech 9 mm handgun was found in the console.

The 38-year-old Greenville man was taken into custody at 10:04 p.m. June 25, 2021. A records check showed the man to have a prior controlled substance conviction.

Lynch was booked into Hopkins County jail at 12:11 a.m. June 26, 2021, on possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charges. He remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, June 26, 2021, in lieu of the $10,000 bond set on the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and the $5,000 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.


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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