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Jefferson Street Traffic Stop Results In Location Of Methamphetamine, 1 Arrest

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Arrested at 10:03 a.m. July 27, 2021 during a Jefferson Street traffic stop was a 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man found in possession of suspected methamphetamine, according to arrest reports.

James Barry Norton Jr.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro stopped a Nissan pickup at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday. The truck had an expired registration and the man did not have a valid driver’s license. He agreed to let the officer search his vehicle. A records check showed the man to be wanted on two Hopkins County traffic charges and on one Smith County warrant. A small bag containing a crystal-like substance to be methamphetamine was found. It tested positive for meth. The warrants were confirmed, Castro alleged in arrest reports.

James Barry Norton Jr. was transported to jail and booked on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, as well as the Smith County charge for insufficient bond on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, and the Hopkins County driving while license invalid and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Norton remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday, July 28, 2021 on all four charges. Bond was set at $20,000 on the controlled substance charge and his new bond on the Smith County charge was set at $50,000, according to jail reports. 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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