7 Arrested On Controlled Substance Charges Over The Last Week

At least seven people were arrested over the last week on controlled substance charges and two others were jailed on felony marijuana charges, according to arrest and jail reports.

Traffic Stop on I-30 West At Mile Marker 107

Wyndel Shepherd

Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley reported seeing a gray Honda Accord traveling west on Interstate 30 near the 110 mile marker at a high rate of speed, 99 in a 75 mile per hour speed zone. Talley initiated a traffic stop. The car pulled over near mile marker 107.

Upon contact with the occupants, the driver was identified as 29-year-old Wyndel Shepherd of Wake Village, and the passenger as 28-year-old Samantha Evans of Texarkana. Talley reported seeing remnants of a plant-like substance he believed to be marijuana in Shepherd’s lap. So, he had Shepherd to step out and patted him down, the officer noted in arrest reports.

Officer Talley reported finding a bag containing a crystal-like substance he believed to be methamphetamine in Shepherd’s jacket pocket.

Samantha Suzanne Evans

Evans was then removed from the vehicle. She allegedly admitted the substance was hers as well. Both Shepherd and Evans were taken into custody around 12:45 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2022, and transported o the county jail. The crystal-like substance weighed 13 grams, resulting in both being booked into Hopkins County jail at 3:12 a.m. Friday on a possession of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Both Shepherd and Evans remained in Hopkins County jail later Friday . Bond was set at $30,000 each on the felony controlled substance charge, according to sheriff’s office and jail reports.

CR 2320 Arrest

While looking for a wanted man at a County Road 2320 residence at 4:24 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, HCSO deputies Justin Wilkerson and Elijah Fite observed the man’s 38-year-old daughter preparing to leave the residence in a car. She appeared surprised to see law enforcement there, the officers noted in arrest reports.

Laura Marie Cook

While questioning her about her father’s location, they noted the woman to be nervous, then, talked to her about her arrest on March 12, 2022, on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance charge. Cook, ho is also known by Laura Shaw, agreed to let deputies search the vehicle, but was hesitant to get out of it. When they questioned her further about possible presence of illegal items in the car, she admitted to the presence of methamphetamine in the console, Wilkerson and Fite alleged in arrest reports.

Deputies searched the red car. They allegedly found hypodermic syringes, including one containing a dark liquid Laura Marie Cook admitted was liquid meth as well as a meth pipe with suspected meth residue. The liquid field-tested positive for meth. A pink bag in the car was alleged to have additional suspected meth in it, Wilkerson alleged in arrest reports. Cook was taken into custody at 4:44 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the CR 2320 residence.

After a quick check to see if her father was another nearby residence, deputies transported the 38-year-old Como woman to the county jail. The suspected liquid meth weighed about 100 CC, the equivalent of about 1 gram, and the suspected crystal meth weighed 0.7 gram including packaging. As a result, Cook was booked into Hopkins County jail at 5:46 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, on to possession of a controlled substance charges, one for each of the liquid and crystal-like substance located.

Fuller Street Warrant Arrest

Candace Lashay Gordon

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tanner Steward, and Deputies Chris Baumann, Drew Fisher and Zack Horne contacted Candace Lashay Gordon, a wanted woman, at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at a Fuller Street address. They served her with the warrant and took her into custody on a felony warrant.

The 31-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was transported to county jail, where she remained Saturday, April 1, 2022, on the warrant for violation of probation, which she was on for an Oct. 22, 2021 tampering with physical evidence with intent to impair charge. She also was discovered to have an outstanding warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility. She was charged with that offense as well, according to Hopkins County jail reports.

Jail Transfer

Calvin Jerome Davis

Hopkins County Deputy Aaron Chaney was made aware Calvin Jerome Davis Jr. had active warrants out of Hopkins County, and was ready to be picked up from Hutchins State Jail. Chaney took custody of the 34-year-old Killeen man at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022, and transported him to Hopkins County jail.

Davis was booked into Hopkins County jail for bond forfeiture on tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and theft of firearm charges, offense for which he was arrested on May 17, 2027, according to arrest and jail reports.

The 34-year-old Killeen man remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, April 1, 2022, in lieu of the new $50,000 bond set on the tampering with evidence charge and $10,000 bond on the firearm charge, twice the original bonds, according to jail reports.

FM 275 North Traffic Stop

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bobby Osornio reported seeing a man standing next to a Dodge 2500 on the side of FM 275 north at 8:39 p.m. March 25, 2022, and pulled up by him to check on him.

Bobby Dwane Tice

The man told the deputy his truck had a flat right rear tire. Osornio noted the man displayed involuntary jaw movement. Osornio stopped to talk to the man and patted him down. The deputy reported finding two small knives, which were removed from the 53-year-old Cumby man’s pockets.

He reported seeing a spare tire on the ground just west of the truck. Under the tire, a Marlboro cigarette pack was visible. He picked both up, and upon opening the pack found a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance the deputy believed to be methamphetamines, Osornio wrote in arrest reports.

While talking to the man, identified in arrest reports as Bobby Dwane Tice, the owner of the truck arrived. The owner was reported to be headed to Tice’s residence to help move a trailer. When his front left tire lost all air he contacted Tice to have him bring a spare tire. When he arrived, it was discovered a jack was still needed, so the truck owner left to retrieve one.

The pickup owner allowed Osornio to search his pockets and truck for contraband; no additional illegal substance was found. While Tice admitted to bringing the spare tire to the location, he denied ownership of the suspected meth. Osornio told him he’d not only seen him smoking a cigarette but also saw him ick up his cigarette bud after throwing it on the ground, giving him reasonable suspicion the substance in the cigarette pack was his, the deputy noted in arrest reports.

Tice was transported to the county jail. The suspected meth weighed 1.41 grams including packaging, resulting in Tice being booked into jail at 12:26 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022 on a possession o f1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Tice, who is also known to write his name Bobby Dwayne Tice, was released from Hopkins County jail later Saturday, on a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

I-30 Traffic Stop Near Cumby

Cumby Police Officer Jonathan Painter reported seeing a black sedan traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 30 east near mile marker 110 after 1 p.m. March 25, 2022. A check using his Lidar showed the car to be traveling at 87 in a 75 mile per hour speed zone. He reported catching up to the Mitsubishi GX near miler marker 112 and imitated a traffic stop.

Rosa Maria Medrano (HCSO jail photo)

When contacted, driver Rosa Maria Medrano told the Cumby officer she had neither a driver’s license nor insurance for the car. A records check by sheriff’s dispatchers revealed a Bexar County warrant for Medrano’s arrest on a controlled substance charge, Painter alleged in arrest reports.

Painter placed Medrano into custody at 1:12 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022, then found 1.7 grams of a white crystalized substance the officer believed, based on his training and experience, to be methamphetamines in a baggy in her car while inventorying it prior to impound.

Medrano was transported to the county jail, where she was booked at 3:05 p.m. March 25 on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance as well as the Bexar County warrant for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. The 29-year-old San Antonio woman remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, April 1, 2022, in lieu of the $10,000 bond set on the Hopkins County felony controlled substance charge and was held on the Bexar County warrant, according to jail reports.

Felony Marijuana Arrests

Two men, 23-year-old Brennan Dmarr Givens of Dallas and 24-year-old Terez Antoine Gaines of Killeen were booked into Hopkins County jail March 27, 2022, on on possession of 5 pounds or more but less than 50 pounds of marijuana.

Givens was released from the county jail later Sunday on a $20,000 bond on the felony charge. Gaines was released on a $20,000 bond on Monday, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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