A routine traffic stop on I-30 netted two arrests, marijuana, “spice” and methamphetamine Thursday afternoon, according to arrest reports.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Warren Williamson reported stopping a Hyundai Tucson at 1:22 p.m. Oct. 28, 2021, on Interstate 30 east near mile marker 110 for following too close to another vehicle.
Williamson detected a burnt marijuana odor emitting from the vehicle upon contacted with the two occupants, identified in arrest reports as driver Kody Allen Boner of Texarkana and passenger Kaylee Leann Payne of New Boston. Thus, a probable cause of the vehicle was conducted.
The highway patrol trooper, in arrest reports, alleged finding 26 grams of a clear, crystal substance between the driver’s and passenger’s seats, a marijuana roach and meth pipe in the passenger’s side door, and 15.9 ounces of suspected marijuana and 5.88 pounds of a substance suspected to be the synthetic cannabinoids known as spice in the rear cargo area. A package of small bags of the kind commonly used to package and distribute small quantities of narcotics or other illegal substances, and digital scales were also found.
Payne allegedly made a statement acknowledging the presence of meth in the vehicle and claimed ownership of it when the trooper advised her she was under arrest. Boner, who is also known by Cody Bonner, reportedly admitted to knowing the meth and bag with marijuana and spice were in the vehicle. Both were placed into custody and transported to jail. However, on the way to Hopkins County jail, Payne too was found to be in possession of about 3.5 tablets of Xanax or Alprazolam with a weight of less than 28 grams.
Because of the large quantities of substance and presence of drug paraphernalia commonly used to package and distribute the substances, Williamson believed the Bowie County pair was operating together to not only possess the substances but also intended to deliver or distribute them. Thus, the 29-year-old Texarkana, Texas man and 24-year-old New Boston woman were each booked into Hopkins County jail shortly before 6 p.m. Oct. 28, 2021, on manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, manufacture or delivery of more than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2/2A controlled substance and possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana charges.
Payne, who is also known by Kaylee Hooks, was charged with possession of less than 28 grams of the Penalty Group 3 controlled substance charge for the pills found in her possession
Both Boner and Payne remained in Hopkins County jail Friday night, Oct. 29, 2021. Boner’s bonds totaled $110,000 – $50,000 each on the on the Penalty Group 1 and Penalty Group 2/SA controlled substance charges, and $10,000 on the marijuana charge. Payne’s bonds totaled $565,000 – $500,000 on the Penalty Group 1 charge, $50,000 on the Penalty Group 2/2A charge, $10,000 on the marijuana charge and $5,000 on the Penalty Group 3 controlled substance charge, according to jail reports posted at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.
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.