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2 Yantis Men Jailed On Controlled Substance-Related Charges

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Two Yantis men were arrested on controlled substance-related charges, according to arrest and jail reports.

Tony Jay Harrington AKA Tony Jay Harington, T Jay Harrington and TJ Harrington

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Robble Acosta reported stopping Tony Jay Harrington at 4:24 a.m. July 20, 2022, for failing to driver in a single lane of traffic while traveling on West Industrial Drive. Upon contact with the 34-year-old Yantis man, the man was discovered to be in possession of a glass pipe with a residue on it suspected to be methamphetamine. A bag containing suspected meth was also located outside the driver’s door, Acosta alleged in arrest reports.

The contraband was seized as evidence and Harrington was taking into custody at 5:02 a.m. and transported to Hopkins County jail. The substance weighed 3.25 grams, resulting in Harrington being booked into jail at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail later July 20, 2022, in lieu of the $5,000 bond set on the felony charge, according to jail reports.

Jairo Rodriguez-Castaneda

Hopkins County jail records also show Jairo Rodriguez-Castaneda was booked into jail Tuesday, July 19, 2022, on a warrants for bond forfeiture on a Nov. 21, 2021 possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance and another for not paying a possession of drug paraphernalia fine.

The 29-year-old Yantis man remained in Hopkins County jail July 20, 2022, in lieu of the new $20,000 bond set on the controlled substance charge, which was twice the amount of the original bond he was released on in 2021, according to jail reports.

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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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