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4 Men Jailed In 4 Days On Controlled Substance Charges

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At least 4 men were jailed in 4 days on controlled substance charges, according to arrest reports.

Posey Lane Traffic Stop

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Isaac Foley stopped a Ford pickup at 8:02 p.m. Nov. 26, 2021, on Posey Lane at Hines Street after observing the truck run a stop sign by failing to come to a complete stop at the intersection, according to arrest reports.

Ernesto Arellano Martinez (HCSO jail photo)

While talking to the man, Steward noticed the 39-year-old man in the red extended cab Ford wouldn’t make eye contact with him and appeared to be in hurry. When asked, he reportedly refused to let the officer search the truck. The deputies requested a police canine be brought to the location.

Ernesto Arellano Martinez complied when asked to exit hte vehicle. He retrieved his wallet as requested and, when asked permission to search it, the Sulphur Springs man admitted he had methamphetamine in his wallet in a folded dollar bill. Martinez was taken into custody and the vehicle search. No additional contraband was located during a search.

The substance field tested positive for meth and weighed 0.007 grams, the deputies noted in arrest reports. Martinez was booked into the county jail, where he remained Saturday afternoon, Nov. 27, 2021, in lieu of the $5,000 bond set on the possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance, according to jail reports.

Nov. 26 was the third time Martinez was booked into Hopkins County jail in 2021.

He also was jailed Aug. 21, 2021, on manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana; he was released from jail the next day on a $20,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and a $1,000 bond on the marijuana charge, jail records showed.

On Oct. 26, 2021, Martinez was jailed on a warrant for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone, manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1-B controlled substance, and two for insufficient bond on both Aug. 21, 2021 charges. He was released from jail on Nov. 1, 2021, on $255,000 in bonds – $100,000 on the manufacture or delivery charge, $75,000 on the Penalty Group 1-B charge, and $40,000 each on the two other charges, acording to jail records.

State Highway 19 Traffic Stop

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Davis stopped a GMC Sierra at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 26, 2021, on State Highway 19 at the service road for failing to signal the required distance prior to turning. The passenger and owner of the pickup, Cody Earl Lee, allegedly admitted during the traffic stop that there was methamphetamine in the truck.

Cody Earl Lee

A handgun was found in the passenger’s side door. A glass pipe with a crystal-like substance the deputy believed to be meth was found under the passenger’s seat where Lee had been sitting. Stuffed in the stem of the pipe was a baggy containing more suspected meth. The 23-year-old was placed into custody and transported to jail at 9:55 p.m. Nov. 26, 2021, according to arrest reports.

The substance field-tested positive for meth and weighed 1.3 grams total including packaging. A review of his criminal history showed a 2019 felony convictions. Lee was booked into Hopkins County jail at 1:32 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021, for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. He remained in Hopkins County jail on both charges. Bonds totaled $20,000, $10,000 per charge, Davis alleged in arrest reports.

Friday was the third time this year Lee was booked into Hopkins County jail. He was arrested Jan. 2, 2021, on a burglary of vehicles charge and bond defective on a possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana warrant. He spent the night in jail, then was released on a $5,000 bond per charge. Lee also was arrested Oct. 3, 2021, for theft of property and resisting arrest, search or transport; he was released from jail Nov. 1, 2021, on $2,000 bond per charge, according to jail reports.

Main Street Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman stopped a Ford F-150 at 12:53 p.m. Nov. 24, 2021, in the 1600 block of Main Street. Upon contact, the driver displayed signs of nervousness, including excessive shaking of hands, elevated breathing and the carotid artery in his neck was pulsating rapidly. When asked about his nervousness and if he had anything illegal in his vehicle, Dustin Michael Caldwell admitted to having THC in the truck and a device he used to smoke it, Hoffman alleged in arrest reports.

Dustin Michael Caldwell

Hoffman detained the 40-year-old Rowlett man in handcuffs and began searching the pickup. He reported finding a container with THC stored inside of it on the passenger’s side of the truck and a device used to smoke the THC in the front passenger’s seat, Hoffman noted in arrest reports. The car was towed and Caldwell was transported to jail and booked in at 3:29 p.m. Nov. 24, 2021, for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance in a drug-free zone. He was released July 25, 2021, on a $5,000 bond on the charge, according to jail reports.

Nov. 24 was Caldwell’s second time to be booked into Hopkins County jail this year. He was also arrested July 25, 2021, for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone, then released later in the day on a $10,000 bond, according to jail reports.

SH 11 Traffic Stop

HCSO Deputy J. Davis stopped a Honda Odyssey with defective license plate and brake lights at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 13, 2021, on State Highway 11 at County Road 4725. Upon contact, the driver displayed signs of nervous behavior.

Daniel Hernandez Gonzales
(HCSO jail photo)

When driver Daniel Hernandez Gonzales refused to let the deputy search his vehicle, Davis called for a police canine to respond at the location. The police dog arrived and gave a positive alert to the odor of contraband inside the vehicle. A search revealed a toiletry bag with several items of drug paraphernalia and baggy with a crystal-like substance which Davis believed to be methamphetamine, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

As he was being taken into custody at 8:49 p.m. Nov. 23, the 53-year-old Commerce man allegedly admitted the contraband was his. Gonzales was transported to jail, where the substance field-tested positive for meth and weighed approximately 2.8 grams, Davis alleged in arrest reports.

Gonzales remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Bond on the possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance. Bond was set at $10,000 on the felony charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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