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Methamphetamine And Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Found During Cumby Traffic Stop

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Pair Tries To Discard Contraband; Meth Found In Woman’s Makeup Bag And A Man’s Wallet Also

At least five people were arrested on controlled substance charges following four different traffic stops May 17-20, 2022. A Wylie man was jailed on controlled substance charges after methamphetamine and hallucinogenic mushrooms and were found in his vehicle. A Sulphur Springs pair was reportedly caught discarding from a vehicle a sock and pouch containing contraband. Suspected methamphetamine was found in a woman’s makeup bag. A Sulphur Springs man reportedly had meth in his wallet and car, according to arrest reports.

Frisco Street Traffic Stop

Randall Morse Sharp (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward reported stopping a Honda CRV at 853 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022, on Frisco Street near the train tracks in Cumby for failure to signal the required distance before making a turn at an intersection.

While talking to the driver, Steward noted the man would not make eye contact with him and covered his mouth while speaking. When Steward asked for permission to search the vehicle, the 45-year-old Wylie man refused. He did comply when requested to exit the SUV. During a pat down, Steward found a glass pipe with what appeared to be a methamphetamine residue on it in the man’s pants front shirt pocket, the officer alleged in arrest reports.

Steward advised the man he’d be conducting a probable cause search of the SUV based on the contraband found in his pocket. In a blue and red soup can, Steward reported finding two baggies containing psilocybin (hallucinogenic) mushrooms as well as a clear bag containing a crystal-like substance he believed based on his training to be meth.

The Wylie man, identified in arrest reports as Randall Morse Sharp, was taken into custody at 9:47 p.m. May 18, 2022, by Steward and Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley. The contraband was taken for further investigation and as evidence. Sharp was transported to and booked into Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, May 19.

The crystal-like substance tested positive for meth and weighed 0.015 gram and the mushrooms weighed about 5.2 grams, including packaging, Steward alleged in arrest reports. Consequently, Sharp was charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, the substance that tested positive as meth, and possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance for having the hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Sharp remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, May 20, 2022. His bond was set at $30,000 per felony charge. Two Collin County controlled substance warrants were also added to his his list of charges, according to Hopkins County jail reports.

Middle Street Traffic Stop

Barry Lynn Kinard (HCSO jail photo)

HCSO Sgt. Tanner Steward reported seeing a Hyundai Tucson in the middle of the road on Middle Street at 1:35 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, When he turned on his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights as he approached to check it out, the car began moving west on Middle Street. Steward reported seeing something go out the vehicle from the passenger’s side.

HCSO Deputy Drew Fisher approached the car head on and reported seeing the item exit the car go out of the car as well and logged it on the radio. Both occupants were instructed to exit the car, while Deputy Fisher walked back to locate the objects the deputies had seen go out of the car.

Fisher found a sock containing what appeared to be meth pipe and a zipper pouch with a small amount of marijuana and a white round container with suspected crystal methamphetamine inside of it, the deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Linda Ann Miears AKA Linda Burrow Miears, Linda Ann Miears Burrows, Linda Ann Burrows Miears, Linda Ann Burrows and Lina Ann Ann Miears (HCSO jail photo)

When both occupants denied knowledge of the contraband, both were taken into custody and transported to jail. Barry Lynn Kinard and Linda Ann Miears were both booked into Hopkins County jail around 3:15 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, on charges of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance for the suspected meth in the container and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair its availability. A drug-free zone enhancement was added to the controlled substance charge due to the proximity of the incident to a primary school.

The 65-year-old Sulphur Springs man and 57-year-old Sulphur Springs woman were released from Hopkins County jail later Thursday, May 19, 2022, on $10,000 in bond each: $5,000 per charge, according to jail reports.

FM 2653 North Traffic Stop

HCSO Deputy Isaac Foley reported seeing Wendy Dawn Smith, a 41-year-old Sulphur Springs woman who a records check showed does not have a valid driver’s license, driving a Toyota Highlander on FM 2653 north at the north service road at 1:14 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022. He stopped the SUV and contacted Smith.

Wendy Dawn Smith (HCSO jail photo

During his investigation, Foley reported the woman gave permission for him to search the vehicle. Found in the woman’s makeup bag was a crystal-like white substance suspected to be methamphetamine, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.

Smith was taken into custody at 1:25 a.m. May 19, 2022, and transported to jail. The substance, seized as evidence, weighed just under 0.5 gram, including packaging and field-tested positive for meth. Consequently, Smith was booked into the county jail at 3:35 a.m. Thursday on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Smith remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, May 20, 2022, in lieu of $30,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Thursday was the second time this year that Smith has been booked into Hopkins County jail on a controlled substance charge. She was also jailed on May 17, 2022, on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge as well as a warrant for not taking care of a backing without safety ticket. She was released from jail later that day on a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, Hopkins County jail records state.

Jefferson Street Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro reported stopping a Chrysler 200 at 11:59 a.m. May 17, 2022, for a traffic violation on Jefferson Street at Russell Drive.

Danny Joe Woodard (HCSO jail photo)

While talking with the man, who Castro recognized from previous contacts with the man, Castro noted Danny Joe Woodard to be nervous. Castro reported having the man step out of the car and asked him why. The 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly denied being nervous, telling the officer he had nothing to be nervous about.

When asked if he had anything illegal on him or in the car. He claimed there wasn’t for either. When Woodard refused the officer’s request to search the car, Castro called for SSPD Officer Cleve Williams to bring his canine. They arrived a short time later. The police dog gave a positive alert for contraband during a sniff around the vehicle, giving the officers probable cause to search the car, Castro noted in arrest reports.

Two plastic baggies containing a crystal-like substance believed to be meth were located, one in the vehicle and the other in Woodard’s wallet, Castro alleged in arrest reports. Woodard was taken into custody at 12:47 p.m. May 17, 2022, and transported to jail. The baggies of substance weighed less than 1 gram.

Woodard was booked into Hopkins County jail at 1:39 p.m. May 17, 2022, for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance. The 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from Hopkins County jail May 18, 2022, on a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, according to jail records.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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