Man Jailed On 3 Controlled Substance Charges

Woman Arrested After Pipes Found In Her Car

A 27-year-old man was jailed on three controlled substance charges after police found a pistol, pills and suspected cocaine were found in his vehicle. A 36-year-old Commerce woman was also jailed on a controlled substance charge in an unrelated traffic stop Friday evening, according to arrest reports.

Cadi Lane Arrest

Marc Oneil Hutchings

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro reported contacting the driver of a GMC SUV at 12:17 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021, on Cadi Lane at Marianne Circle for suspicious activity. The SUV seemed to officers to avoid them, turning into a residence. As the driver exited the vehicle, Castro recognized him as Marc Oneil Hutchings, a man who did not have a valid driver’s license when the officer last contacted him during the course of work. SSPD Officer Sean Hoffman soon arrived to assist.

When asked about his activity and being at the address, Hutchings claimed to be there so the passenger could charge a phone. The passenger, however, said she did not know who lived at the residence and did not have having any business at the address, alleged in arrest reports.

The passenger claimed no knowledge of any marijuana in the SUV when the officer asked her about the smell, and said if there was any, it wasn’t hers, Castro alleged in arrest reports. Hutchings, however, admitted there was a bag of marijuana in the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed a bag of suspected marijuana in the front of the SUV. In a backpack in the back, police reported finding a bag of white powdery substance suspected to cocaine, a bag or orange pills later identified as amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, a bag of Xanax, a bag of suspected marijuana and a pistol.

Hutchings allegedly admitted the contraband was all his and claimed the passenger had nothing to do with it, then was taken to jail. The powdery substance field-tested positive for cocaine., and the substances were weighed, police alleged in arrest reports.

The man, who refused to provide officers with his address, was booked into Hopkins County jail on the following charges: possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, the cocaine; possession of 1 gram ore more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance, the bag of orange pills; possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance, the Xanax; and unlawful carrying of a weapon, the pistol found in the bag with the other contraband, according to arrest reports.

Hutchings remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Jan. 15, 2021, in lieu of $60,000 in bonds: $25,000 bond each on the Penalty Group 1 and 2 charges, and $5,000 each on the two other charges, according to jail reports.

State Highway 11 Arrest

Marissa Anne Faulkner

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chris Sorley stopped Marissa Anne Faulkner around 8:40 p.m. Jan. 14, 2022, on State Highway 11 for an improperly placed license plate on the Honda Civic she was driving.

An open container was visible behind Faulkner’s seat, and she admitted to having a meth pipe in her bag in her car, Sorley alleged in arrest reports. The trooper reported finding not only the pipe but a marijuana grinder with residue inside of it.

Faulkner was taken into custody and transported to Hopkins County jail, where she was booked at 10:18 p.m. Jan. 14, 2022, on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance. She remained in the county jail Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, according to jail reports. 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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Author: Faith Huffman

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