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Woman Claimed She Was Left Holding A Bag Of Pills For Someone Else; Man Caught With Cocaine, Rifle

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Local officers arrested two people on controlled substance charges: a Sulphur Springs woman who purported to be simply holding a bag containing several baggies of pills and a Rosenberg man allegedly caught with cocaine and a rifle, according to arrest reports.

Left Holding A Bag

A Sulphur Springs police officer reported seeing a 55-year-old convenience store clerk at 7:11 p.m. June 5, standing in a College Street parking lot with another person known to the officer as one who has been distributed narcotic. Upon contact with the woman, the officer alleged she displayed several signs of narcotics use.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

The woman told the policeman that she was an employee at the business and the person she was talking to had asked her to hold a bag for him. The woman retrieved the bag from behind the counter. Inside it the policeman saw several baggies containing white pills. She claimed not to know what was in the bag, but admitted to being in possession of the pills, which she was waiting for the other person to come back and retrieve.

Consequently, the 55-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was taken into custody at 7:27 p.m. June 5 for possession of less than 28 grams of a penalty Group 3 controlled substance, according to arrest reports. She remained in Hopkins County jail June 8; bond on the Class A misdemeanor charge was set at $2,000.

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

I-30 Cocaine Arrest

Jacinto Jonathan Sosa

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a Dodge Charger at 10:34 p.m. June 7, 2021, on Interstate 30 near the 112 mile marker after the driver disregarded an official traffic control device.

Patterson alleged smelling a strong alcohol odor coming from the interior of the car during the traffic stop. Several open Corona bottles were also visible in the floorboard. A probable cause search of the car allegedly revealed a zippered bag containing suspected cocaine, a loaded .22-caliber long rifle pistol and copious amounts of narcotic paraphernalia.

As a result, 31-year-old Jacinto Jonathan Sosa of Rosenberg was arrested and transported to jail, and the car was towed. The substance field-tested positive as cocaine and weighed 2.1 grams. Sosa was booked into Hopkins County jail Tuesday, June 8, at 1:46 a.m. for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Sosa remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday evening, June 8, 2021. His bond was set at $10,000 on the felony controlled substance charge and $2,0000 on the weapon 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. 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.

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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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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