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Loop 301 Traffic Stop Results In Controlled Substance Arrest

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Stephen Charles Gilreath

An East Loop 301 traffic stop at 12:05 a.m. Jan. 13, 2022, resulted in one controlled substance arrest.

Sulphur Springs Police Officers Silas Whaley and Robble Acosta conducted a traffic stop on a black Chrysler 300. The driver and owner of the car gave the officers permission to search it.

Whaley reported finding a gray bag containing a crystal-like substance believed based on his training to be methamphetamine in the passenger side door. The passenger, identified in arrest reports as Steven Charles Gilreath, allegedly admitted to being the one in possession of the bag of suspected meth. Police took the 25-year-old Sulphur Springs man into custody at 12:26 a.m. Thursday and transported him to jail; the driver was released, Whaley noted in arrest reports.

Gilreath was booked into the county jail at 1:21 a.m. Jan. 13, 2022, for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He remained in Hopkins County jail later Thursday; bond on the felony charge was set at $20,000, according to jail reports.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


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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