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Deputies Arrested Three On Controlled Substance Charges

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Deputies arrested three Hopkins County residents on controlled substance charges, two following Sulphur Springs traffic stops and one in Cumby on warrants, according to arrest reports.

College Street Traffic Stop

Doyle Ray Roberson AKA Bruce Robertson (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Drew Fisher and Deputy Nick Marney reported seeing a Oldsmobile sedan traveling at a speed above the posted limit on FM 1870 and initiated a traffic stop. Doyle Ray Roberson stopped the vehicle on College Street (FM 1870) at Charles Street at 6:43 p.m. July 1, 2021.

The deputies, in arrest reports, alleged Roberson was “deceptive toward deputies and appeared nervous.” Thus, they asked the 43-year-old Sulphur Springs man for permission to search the car. When he refused, Fisher retrieved his partner, certified narcotics detection K-9 Maly, and had the police dog conduct an open air sniff around the car.

Maly alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle, giving the deputies probable cause to search the maroon sedan. The deputies located 0.8 gram of suspected methamphetamine, resulting in Roberson’s arrest for possessing less than 1 gram of the Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, Fisher and Marney alleged in arrest reports.

Roberson, who jail reports show is also known by Bruce Roberson, was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, July 2, 2021, on a $5,000 bond on the felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Cumby Warrant Arrest

Daniel Dee Flores (HCSO jail photo)

HCSO Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Nick Marney reported seeing a vehicle pull into an East Main Street residence in Cumby, then seeing Daniel Dee Flores walk from the house to the vehicle. Aware of warrants for the 37-year-old Cumby man’s arrest, they took him into custody at 9:45 p.m. July 1, 2021.

Flores remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, July 2, 2021, on two warrants for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and on one warrant for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to jail reports. Arrest reports alleged the offenses occurred on April 2, 2021, and March 20, 2021 and March 31, 2021.

The Cumby man remained in Hopkins County jail Friday afternoon, July 2, 2021, in lieu of $90,000 bond on the charges, $30,000 per charge, according to jail reports. reports.

Russell Drive Traffic Stop

Candace Lashay Gordon (HCSO jail photo)

HCSO Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy J. Davis reported stopping Candace Lashay Gordon just after 2 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, on Russell Drive at College Street for driving a Nissan Maxima with a registration that expired in February.

When asked, the 30-year-old Sulphur Springs woman told deputies she wasn’t sure if there was anything illegal on her or in the car, then proceeded to remove a piece of “Chore Boy,” a course scouring pad commonly used to smoke crack cocaine, from her pants pocket. Deputies detained her as she admitted to having a piece of crack cocaine in her pocket too. Deputies removed a piece of crack from the young woman’s pocket, deputies alleged in arrest reports

After a brief struggle, Gordon was placed into custody and transported to jail for possession of 0.5 grams of the substance which field-tested positive for crack cocaine, Steward and Davis wrote in arrest reports.

Gordon was released from Hopkins County jail later Friday, July 2, 2021, on a $5,000 bond on the possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.


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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