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Felon Arrested After Firearms Found During Traffic Stop

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Derek Dewayne Dirks

A 42-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested after firearms were found in his pickup during a traffic stop in Cumby Thursday night by Cumby Police Lt. Paul Robertson and Officer C. Hall.

After contacting the man, police reported smelling a marijuana odor and seeing a firearm in plain view in the. Thus, a probable cause search of the pickup was conducted. Robertson reported finding 2 firearms in the truck. Because Derek Dewayne Dirks was convicted on a controlled substance charge and sentenced in 2011 to 6 months in a state jail for the manufacture or delivery charge, according to jail and arrest reports.

Robertson and Hall took Dirks into custody at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 2021; the truck was impounded. Dirks was arrested for unlawful possession of firearm by a felon. He was also found to have three outstanding Sulphur Springs traffic warrants. He remained in the County jail Friday. Aug. 27, 2021. Bond on the firearm charge was set at $10,000m according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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