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2 Bags Of Suspected Methamphetamine Found, Pair Arrested During Late Night Traffic Stop

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Two bags of suspected methamphetamine were found, resulting in a pair being arrested, during a late night traffic stop Jan. 1, 2022, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Silas Whaley stopped a Honda CRV at 10:05 p.m. New Year’s Day in the 1400 block of East Industrial Drive for a traffic violation. Upon contact, the officer noticed both occupants exhibited signs of nervousness and saw a clear plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance he believed to be meth near the passenger’s feet, Whaley alleged in arrest reports.

Whaley read both their Miranda rights. When neither occupant would admit to possessing the bag of suspected meth. A search of the blue SUV revealed another bag of suspected meth. When both failed to claim either bag of suspected meth, both were taken into custody at 10:33 a.m. Jan. 1, 2022, and transported to jail. The SRV was impounded, according to police reports.

Both 39-year-old Jeremy Lee Jones of Lone Oak and 47-year-old Nessica Rachele McPherson of Pickton were booked into Hopkins County jail at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 1, 2022, for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1B controlled substance, the two bags of suspected methamphetamine.

McPherson, who is also known as Nessica Hall, Necsica Collin and Nessica Rachele Hale, was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, Dec. 2, 2022, on a $30,000 bond. Jones remained in Hopkins County jail Monday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2022, in lieu of the $30,000 bond set on the felony controlled substance charge.

Author: Faith Huffman

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