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Traffic Stop Yields 1 Arrest For Having Marijuana And A Gun

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A traffic stop yielded one arrest after marijuana and a gun were found, according to arrest reports.

Jamarie Latrell McIntyre

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Elijah Fite reported detaining the driver of a 2017 blue Ford Mustang Coupe after observing him commit a traffic violation at 11:22 a.m. June 23, 2022, on FM 900 south at Interstate 30 east.

When the driver rolled down the passenger’s side window as Fite approached, the deputy reported smelling a marijuana odor emitting from the car. He had the man exit the vehicle. When he advised the man he would be conducting a probable cause search of the Mustang, Jamarie Latrell McIntyre admitted there was marijuana and a handgun in the car. Fite detained McIntire, then located 12.22 ounces of suspected marijuana and a handgun in the vehicle, Fite wrote in arrest reports.

The 23-year-old, who refused to tell the deputy either where he was born or his address, was arrested on the felony charge of possession of more than 4 ounces but no more than 5 pounds of marijuana and the misdemeanor charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon. McIntyre was transported to and booked into Hopkins County jail at 2:38 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022 on both charge; his car was impounded.

McIntyre was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, June 24, 2022, on a $5,000 bond on the felony marijuana charge and a $2,000 bond on the unlawful carrying of a weapon charge, according to jail reports.


The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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