Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Douglas Cooper reported finding marijuana, liquor and synthetic urine during an I-30 traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Cooper reported stopping the Alabama truck driver at 11:14 a.m. Jan. 12, 2022, after noticing the air brake lines for the semi trailer were dragging on I-30 west near mile marker 130. The trooper reported smelling a marijuana odor emitting from the cab of the Volvo tractor.
He had the truck relocated to exit 127 as a safety precaution, then conducted a probable cause search of the cab. Cooper reported finding marijuana, synthetic urine and an open bottle of Hennessey. The driver was placed under arrest.
After Cooper completed his roadside investigation, the 43-year-old Alabama truck driver was transported to Hopkins County jail. The Alabama man was booked into jail around 2 p.m. on misdemeanor charges of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and having a false drug test device (the synthetic urine found in the truck), the trooper noted in arrest reports. The man remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2022, according to jail reports.
KSST does not publish the names or photos of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.
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.