A 32-year-old Donna, Texas man and 48-year-old Point woman were sentenced this week in district court, according to the district attorney’s office.
Bolivar Herrera Cavazos arranged to plead true before the court Tuesday, Aug. 17, on a possessin of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance with intent to deliver. The Donna, Texas man was sentenced to 8 years in Texas Department of Criminal Justice on the charge.
The 32-year-old has been in custody in Hopkins County jail since June 25, 2021, on a warrant for violation of probation on the Penalty Group 2 charge. The charge stems from a traffic stop on Interstate 30 east of Sulphur Springs on Nov. 16, 2018 by a state trooper. Signs of criminal activity were evident to the trooper. When Cavazos refused to let the trooper search the car, a canine was used to conduct a sniff search around the vehicle. The dog alerted, giving the highway patrol cause to search it. He alleged finding 19 pounds of marijuana and 2,300 grams of THC in e-cigarette cartridges and about 600 grams of prescription codeine in the car and was arrested not only only on a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, but also for possesion of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance and possession of 5 pounds or more but less than 50 pounds of marijuana. He was released from Hopkins County jail Nov. 17, 2018, on $50,000 in bonds, $20,000 on the Penalty Group 2 charge and $15,000 each on the Penalty Group 3 and marijuana charges.
Cavazos, who is also known by Boli Cavazos and Bolivar Mascoro Cavazos, was indicted in September 2019 for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance with intent in connection with the incident.
Jana Christine Combs arranged to plead guilty before 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt Aug. 17, 2021, to an unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge. The 48-year-old Point woman acknowledged her guilt on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substyance charge, which was dismissed pursuant to 12.45 of Texas Penal Code.
A 12.45 agreement or plea refers to Section 12.45 of Texas Penal Code which allows a defendant to admit during a sentencing hearing to guilt of one or more unadjudicated offenses and request the court to take each into account in determining sentence for the offense or offenses of which the defendant stands adjudged guilty. While considered the unadjudicated offenses are dismissed.
Combs was placed on 10 years deferred adjudication community supervision on the firearm charge and fined $1,000. As a condition of her probation, she must successfully complete the drug rehabilitation program at Morgan’s Mercy Mansion, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The charges stem from a late night traffic stop on State Highway 19 north on Oct. 3, 2020. Combs was a passenger in the vehicle and claimed ownership of a firearm found in a case in the vehicle. A records check showed a prior felony conviction, which prohibited her from having a firearm. She was placed into custody and put in a deputy’s patrol vehicle, where she allegedly began making furtive movements. When removed from the car, sheriff’s deputies said they saw her trying to discard a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, resulting in the controlled substance charge.
Combs, who is also known as Jana Christine Gillard Combs and Jana Tribe, was booked into Hopkins County jail Oct. 4, 2020 and remained there until her release the next day on $20,000 in bonds, $10,000 per charge. She was indicted in February of 2021 on the 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.