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2 Sulphur Springs Men Jailed In Hopkins County Tuesday On Controlled Substance Charges

Two Sulphur Springs men were jailed in Hopkins County Tuesday on controlled substance charges, according to arrest reports.

Jail Transfer

Kedaron Dion Franklin (HCSO jail photo)

Deputy Steve Huffman traveled to Hunt County jail in Greenville, where Kedaron Dion Franklin was being held on four Hopkins County warrants. Huffman took custody of Franklin at 12:09 p.m. Oct. 12, 2021, and transported the 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man to Hopkins County jail.

Franklin, who is also known by Frank Franklin, Kedaron Deon Franklin and KD, was booked in at 1:26 p.m. on two warrants for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, and one warrant each for manufacture or delivery of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3/4 controlled substance and 1 gram ore more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

He remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2021, in lieu of $400,000 bond, $100 per charge.

Como Street Traffic Stop

William David Baxter
(HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Dustin Green conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge 1500 at 5:21 p.m. Oct. 12, 2021, on Como Street at Whitworth Street. Upon contact, Green observed the driver to appear nervous and that the man was digging around in the vehicle, so Green had the 61-year-old Sulphur Springs man get out of the truck/

William David Baxter reportedly gave Green permission to search his pockets. Green found a glass container with a green, leafy substance he believed to be marijuana in Baxter’s shirt pocket and an eyeglass case with a clear container with a crystal-like substance he relieved to be methamphetamine in Baxter’s pocket.

Consequently, Baxter was arrested at 5:48 p.m. and booked into the county jail at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He was released from jail Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, on a $5,000 bond set on the felony 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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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