At least six people were arrested on controlled substance charges in the past four days, according to arrest and jail reports.
I-30 East Traffic Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Davis reported stopping a Mazda PS at 10:36 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 131 for a defective license plate light.
A records check showed the driver to have an active warrant for his arrest. While awaiting confirmation on the warrant, Davis placed the 57-year-old San Antonio man into custody and asked permission to search the car. the owner, who was the passenger, refused.
A police K9 was called to the scene. The trained dog gave a positive alert on the car. Giving deputies cause to search it, Davis alleged in arrest reports. Drug paraphernalia was alleged to have been found in the vehicle.
After receiving confirmation of two Bexar County warrants, Davis assisted Victor Hugo Torres out of his patrol unit to search him, prior to transporting him to jail on those charges. Davis reported finding a coin pounce with suspected methamphetamine in it on the floor of his patrol unit. Torres allegedly admitted that the meth belong to him. The 57-year-old San Antonio man was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in after midnight for possession of 3.6 grams of meth, and Bexar County warrants for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and evading arrest or detention.
Torres remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, May 11, 2022, in lieu of $10,000 bond on the Hopkins County charge and $1,000 bond on the evading arrest charge, acording to jail reports.
Haywood Street Arrest
HCSO Deputy Justin Wilkerson reported stopping a Dodge Ram at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, on Haywood Street at Westgate Street for having an obscured license plate.
While speaking with the driver, Wilkerson noted he showed signs of bruxism, an involuntary clenching of the jaw muscles commonly associated with controlled substance use, specifically use of methamphetamine. When asked if he’d ever been arrested before, the 62-year-old Sulphur Springs man admitted he was currently out on bond on a controlled substance charge.
William David Baxter reportedly agreed to let the deputy search him and the pickup. Wilkerson reported finding a small marijuana joint in Baxter’s pocket, and noted the man had a clenched hand. He complied when instructed to open his hand, revealing a containing what the deputy suspected to be meth.
Deputy Elijah Fite arrived to assist. Another item of drug paraphernalia was found in the truck. Fite traveled to the nearby home of Baxter’s friend, who owned the truck. The friend claimed the truck and Baxter was transported to Hopkins County jail where the substance field tested positive for meth and weighed 0.5 gram including packaging.
Baxter was booked into Hopkins County jail at 4:44 p.m. April 9, 2022, on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He was released from the county jail Sunday on a $5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
I-30 West Arrest
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cleve Williams reported stopping a Hyundai Tucson at 12:42 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 134 for a traffic violation.
Upon contact, Tammy Lynn Crews was found to be in possession of 3 grams of methamphetamine. The 56-year-old Vivian, Louisiana woman was transported by SSPD Patrolman Thad Cook to Hopkins County jail. Crews was booked into jail by Williams on a charge of possession of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1B controlled substance charge.
Crews, who is also known by Tammy Hebert, remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, April 11, 2022, in lieu of $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge.
SH 19 Arrests
HCSO deputies reported asking for permission to search a Jeep Liberty at 12:26 a.m. April 7, 2022, on State Highway 19 at County Road 1174 for “due to behaviors exhibited by the driver.”
When Patricia Lynn Pemberton refused, deputies had the occupants get out. They observed drug paraphernalia in plain view, and initiated a probable cause search of the vehicle. Deputies reported finding almost 2.5 grams of meth and 1.2 grams of heroin. When no one from the vehicle claimed the substances, all were arrested at 12:54 a.m. April 7, Deputies Isaac Foley and Drew Fisher alleged in arrest reports.
Arrested on two charges of possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance were 58-year-old Aaron Ray Kiser, 31-year-old Patrick Adrian Wardell and 50-year-old Patricia Pemberton, all of Spokane, Washington. All three remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, April 11, 2022, in lieu of $10,000 per controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
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