2 Caught With Suspected Methamphetamine, 1 Jailed On Controlled Substance-Related Warrant

Woman Found Hiding In Dilapidated Mobile Home,, Where She’d Been Trespassing Since The Day Before

Two people, including a woman who’d reportedly been hiding in dilapidated mobile home since the day before, were caught with suspected methamphetamine Tuesday by local authorities, and one man was jailed on a controlled substance-related warrant, according to arrest reports.

FM 275 North Traffic Stop

Tatiana Marie Ugalde AKA Titiana Marie Ugalde, Tot, Tater Tot, Hot Tot and Tot T (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies Justin Wilkerson and Bobby Osornio, and Sgt. Scott Davis were dispatched at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday evening to a report of criminal trespassing at a FM 275 north property. Upon arrival, deputies were told by the homeowner that a woman had appeared on the property Monday. The trespasser had reportedly been seen hiding in a dilapidated mobile home on the property that’s been used mostly for storage with the homeowner’s dog in the building with her.

The homeowner said she made it clear to the woman she did not want her on the property. The woman, identified in arrest reports as Tatiana Marie Ugalde, had been in a dating relationship with the property owner’s son, who does not live at that address, deputies noted being told.

After being directed to the building where the woman was alleged to be trespassing, deputies began calling out to Ugalde by name. The reported finding her in a bathroom. She claimed to not have a residence and to have been waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up.

The sheriff’s officers said it was apparent the woman had been staying in one bedroom, and asked her what she had in the room. She claimed to have stowed a purse behind the door and a bag under the bed. Deputies reported asking the woman if she had anything illegal in the bags and obtained her permission to search the purse and bag.

Officers reported finding a make-up container with a small amount of suspected marijuana and marijuana seeds, a sock with a metal wire a cut straw, which are commonly used to inhale controlled substances were found in the bag, along with a small baggy containing a crystal-like substance the deputies believed to be methamphetamine.

When the deputies placed the woman into handcuffs, they allege the 35-year-old Klondike woman actively resisted. They in turn responded with the least force needed to place her into custody at 6:11 p.m. May 3, 2022, the sheriff’s officers noted in arrest reports.

Deputies obtained permission from the homeowner to search the rest of the room Ugalde was believed to have been staying in. The sheriff’s officers found additional glass pipes with suspected meth residue and marijuana accessories in the room. Ugalde was transported to Hopkins County jail, where the crystal-like substance field-tested positive for meth and weighed 0.26 gram, including packaging, Sgt. Scott Davis alleged in arrest reports.

Ugalde (who arrest reports show is also known by Tititana Marie Ugalde, Tot, Hot Tot, Tater Tot and Tot T), was booked into Hopkins County jail at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on a possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. She was released from the county jail Wednesday, May 4, 2022, on a $5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

I-30 East Traffic Stop

Timothy James Simpson
(HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Officers Dustin Green and Thad Cook reported stopping a Nissan Altima at 8:45 p.m. May 3, 2022, for a traffic violation on Interstate 30 east near mile marker 126 (College Street). While talking with the car’s occupants, Green reported seeing open alcoholic beverages inside of it. Timothy James Simpson allegedly admitted to drinking.

All occupants were asked to exit hte car. A probable cause search reportedly revealed a metal pipe containing a green leafy substance in plain view in the driver’s seat. All of the people who’d been in the car was search. Police found a bag containing a crystal-like substance they believed to be methamphetamine and glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke meth when patting down Tim Simpson, the police officers alleged in arrest reports.

Officers placed the 43-year-old Texarkana man into custody. Upon arrival at the jail, Simpson allegedly admitted he had more contraband on him. Jail staff recovered another bag containing a crystal-like substance during a subsequent search of Simpson. The contraband, in its packaging, weighed about 1.6 grams, the policemen alleged in arrest reports.

Simpson was booked into Hopkins County jail at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1B controlled substance. The Texarkana man was released from from Hopkins County jail Wednesday, May 4, 2022, on a $5,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.

Steven Lee Welborn (HCSO jail photo)

Jail Transfer

HCSO Deputy Steve Huffman took Steven Lee Welborn into custody at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday at Dallas County jail, where the 55-year-old Irving man was held on a Hopkins County warrant.

Huffman transported Welborn to Hopkins County jail. Welborn was booked in at 2:53 p.m. May 3, 2022, on a warrant for violating probation, which he was on for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Steve Welborn was held in Hopkins County jail May 4, 2022, without bond, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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