Approximately 12 ounces of cocaine and nearly 4 pounds of ecstasy were discovered during a routine traffic stop Wednesday night, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cleve Williams reported stopping a 2017 Toyota Camry just after 9 p.m. Oct. 27, 2021, on Interstate 30 east near mile marker 136 for a traffic offense. After contacting the occupant, the vehicle was searched by police.
Approximately 3.9 pounds (1.77 kilograms) of suspected Ecstasy and three-fourths of a pound (about 12 ounces or 390 grams) of suspected cocaine were found during the search, Williams alleged in arrest reports. As a result, Tavares T. Sanders was taken into custody at 9:13 p.m. by Williams, then transported by SSPD Officer Victor Reyna to Hopkins County jail.
The 43-year-old Houston man was booked into jail at 11:17 p.m. Oct. 27, on possession of more than 200 grams but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge for having the suspected cocaine and possession of more than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance charge for the nearly 4 pounds of ecstasy, according to arrest reports.
Sanders remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday night, Oct. 28, 2021, in lieu of $100,000 per charge on the two first-degree felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
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