Pastries With High THC Content Found During Traffic Stop

Pastries with a high THC content were found during a traffic stop Thursday morning, resulting in one arrest, according to arrest and police reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro reported stopping a Pontiac Grand Am GT at 10:28 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022 on Wildcat Way at Hillcrest Drive for a traffic violation.

Castro said upon contact with the driver, a strong odor of suspected marijuana emitted from the car. The driver, identified in arrest reports as 46-year-old Amanda Leanne Hollingshead of Emory, told the officer she had a “roach” in a THC container, but claimed the roach did not contain THC, Castro noted in arrest reports.

A probable cause search of the silver 2001 model car revealed one plastic sandwich bag containing a brownie and another containing what appeared to be a cookie. When opened, the bags emitted a marijuana odor.

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March 18, 2022 for Amanda Leanne Hollingshead AKA Amanda Leanne Key

After being read her rights, Hollingshead reportedly admitted the pastries contained a suspected high dose of THC. She was taken into custody at 10:58 a.m. Thursday and transported to jail; the car was towed from the location.

Hollingshead, who jail reports show is also known to use the name Amanda Leanne Key, was booked into Hopkins County jail at 12:11 p.m. March 17, 2022, on a possession of less than a gram of the Penalty Group 2 controlled substance THC charge.

The 46-year-old Emory woman was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, March 18, 2022, on the felony controlled substance charge. Bond was set at $5,0000, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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