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Pickton Woman Accused Of Having Paraphernalia, Methamphetamine At Court

Items Allegedly Connected To Recent Home Burglary Also Found In Her Possession Upon Arrival At The Jail

Sheriff’s office staff arrested in court a 35-year-old Pickton woman accused of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a court hearing Wednesday.

Hillary Kay Spigner AKA Hillary Kay Thomas (HCSO jail photo)

When Hillary Kay Spigner showed up in the 8th Judicial District Court July 14, 2021, for her 9 a.m. arraignment hearing on a Jan. 14, 2021 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge court officials took her into custody. They reported finding drug paraphernalia in her bags while taking her into custody at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

She was handed over to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Todd Evans to be booked into jail on the possession of drug paraphernalia charge. During the book-in process, a corrections officer found an over-the-counter pill container with pills and two Ziploc-style baggies containing a suspected controlled substance.

Spigner allegedly denied having any controlled substances or drug paraphernalia. She claimed she had found the contents on the grounds at a local apartment complex where she told officers she was employed. She consented to a drug test, but could not complete the task. The substance in the baggies field tested positive as meth and weighed approximately 1.56 grams, resulting in Spigner being charged with possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

The Pickton woman was found to have in her possession some items that were similar to items listed in a recent burglary cases, according to arrest reports. The person to whom the articles belonged was contacted and identified two items stolen from his home.

When HCSO Investigator Shea Shaw contacted Spigner she allegedly confessed. Investigators began searching for the rest of the property that had been reported stolen when the two identified items were found.

Spigner was charged with burglary of a habitation, and fully booked into jail on the possession of drug paraphernalia charges as well as burglary charge around 4:30 p.m. July 14.

She remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday afternoon, July 15, 2021, in lieu of $100,000 in bonds, $50,000 each on the felony controlled substance and burglary charges.

Wednesday was the third time this year that Spigner had been booked into Hopkins County jail.

Spigner, who is also known by Hillary Thomas, was jailed Jan. 15 to Feb. 3, 2021, in jail on possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, assault and expired driver’s license; she was released on a $5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge.

She too spent April 14-20, 2021 in Hopkins County jail on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance 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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