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Five Arrested Over the Weekend On Felony Controlled Substance Charges

Local officers arrested five people over the weekend on felony controlled substance charges, according to jail reports.

Gilmer Street Welfare Check

Jessica Joe Farrow

A 28-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was arrested at 1:07 p.m. July 25 for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and possession of 28 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Brandon Mayes and Officer Derrick Williams responded at a Gilmer Street business to a request for a welfare check. Upon arrival, the officers contacted Jessica Joe Farrow.

Officers conducted a conducted a probable cause search of the Hyundai after smelling an odor coming from inside of it. They located contraband in the vehicle.

EMS also responded and checked Farrow’s vitals. As police searched, EMS attendants advised police that the woman was acting suspicious with property that she was holding. Mayes took the property and located more contraband. Overall, 16.4 grams of the suspected controlled substance methamphetamine and 37.6 grams of the Penalty Group 3 controlled substance Alprazolam, including packaging, were found.

After Farrow was cleared by EMS of health issues, she was placed into handcuffs. She then, reportedly, began to hit her head against the window of her car multiple times. Officers got her to a patrol vehicle using a wrist restraint. She was jailed at 6:15 p.m. on both felony controlled substance charges.

The 27-year-old Sulphur Springs woman remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, July 26, 2021, in lieu of $60,000 bond, $30,000 per controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Henderson Street Arrest

Darrick Jerome Ransom

Sulphur Springs Police Special Crimes Unit Sgt. Joe Scott spotted Darrick Jerome Ransom walking on the wrong side of Henderson Street at 9:19 a.m. Saturday, and stopped to speak with the 48-year-old Sulphur Springs man.

Ransom reportedly claimed to be walking walking home from the store to his residence at a Main Street trailer park. However, the man was stopped at Henderson Street at South League Street, which Scott noted is off the normal path that would have taken Ransom back to his residence.

During a pat down for officer safety, Ransom allegedly became extremely nervous but agreed to let the officer search his pockets. Sgt. Scott reported finding a straw he believed to have been used for narcotics use in the 48-year-old’s front pocket. A cigarette package contained a small baggie with suspected methamphetamine in it; the suspected Penalty Group 1 controlled substance weighed 0.7 gram, including packaging, Scott alleged in arrest reports.

Ransom was arrested at 9:23 a.m. and booked into Hopkins County jail at 10:32 a.m. July 24, 2021, on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He was released from jail Sunday, July 25, 2021, on a $5,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports.

North Davis Street Traffic Stop

Dustin Michael Caldwell

Dustin Michael Caldwell was arrested in the 300 block of North Davis Street at 2:25 p.m. July 24 for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-fee zone. He was stopped for an expired registration on the Lincoln MKX he and 2 juveniles were traveling in.

The 40-year-old Rowlett man, SCU Sgt. Joe Scott noted in arrest reports, was extremely nervous to the point he was trembling and couldn’t answer basic questions. He wasn’t truthful about having a criminal history and refused to let the officer search the car, Scott alleged.

An officer was contacted; he arrived with his police K-9 a short time later. The canine conducted a sniff search around the vehicle. The K9 handler advised the dog gave a positive alert on the vehicle, giving the officers probable cause to search it. A vial containing less than 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine and pills were loathed inside the man’s backpack.

Caldwell was arrested. The juveniles were released to an adult. The stop was located within 1,000 feet of a child care facility, making it a drug-free zone, warranting an enhancement, Scott alleged in arrest reports.

He was released from Hopkins County jail July 25, 2021, on a $10,000 bond on the felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

East Industrial Drive Traffic Stop

Michael Scott Harvey

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy J. Davis reported stopping a Honda CRV at 7:28 p.m. July 24, 2021, on East Industrial Drive at Loop 301 for having a registration that expired in October of 2020. The sport utility vehicle stopped in a motel parking lot and a 35-year-old Ore City man got out.

While talking to the deputies, Michael Scott Harvey reportedly gave conflicting stories and his hand visibly shook. When he refused the deputies’ request to search his vehicle, the deputy called for a police canine. Deputy Drew Fisher responded with his k-9 partner and conducted a sniff search of the vehicle. The dog gave a positive alert. A search revealed a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine was found in the front passenger’s seat and a glass pipe of the kind used to smoke meth was found in the floorboard, Steward and Davis alleged in arrest reports.

Harvey was taken into custody at 7:46 p.m. Saturday. The substance weighed 5.63 grams. He was charged with possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, July 26, 2021, in lieu of the $30,000 bond set on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

I-30 East Traffic Stop

Juan Alexander Quiroz

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde stopped a Ford F250 at 8:19 a.m. July 24, 2021, on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 116 for not having a front license plate.

Upon contact with the 26-year-old, Ugalde reported smelling a fresh marijuana odor in the truck. Juan Alexander Quiroz allegedly admitted to being in possession of both marijuana and THC oil. A probable cause search of the pickup revealed two glass jars containing THX wax/oil and an infuser containing THC wax residue; a 9 mm handgun was found in the glove box within close proximity to the contraband, the trooper alleged in arrest reports.

Consequently, Quiroz was taken into custody for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. The truck was impounded.

The 26-year-old Fort Worth man was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, July 25, 2021, on a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and a $2,000 bond on the weapon charge, according to jail reports.

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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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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