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2.25 Pounds Of THC Edibles And Mushrooms Found During Search

Approximately 2.25 pounds of THC edibles and over 9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms were found during the search of a Sulphur Springs residence late Wednesday night, according to sheriff’s reports.

Duke Ellis Jones (HCSO jail photo)

On June 30, 2021, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies obtained a search warrant for a Wildcat Way residence. While executing the warrant starting around 9:30 p.m., deputies located several packages of edible THC and suspected psilocybin mushrooms in the residence.

Duke Ellis Jones was taken into custody at 12:18 a.m. July 1, 2021, at the residence and seized the suspected contraband. The edibles weighted 1,024 grams (2.257 pounds) and the mushrooms weighed 9.31 grams. As a result, the 56-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked into Hopkins County jail at 2:11 a.m. for possession of more than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance for the THC edibles and for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of mushrooms, also a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance.

Jones was released from Hopkins County jail later Thursday, July 1, 2021, on a $30,000 bond on the first-degree felony THC charge and a $20,000 bond on the second-degree felony mushroom 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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