7 Arrested This Week on Controlled Substance And Related Charges
Among the 7 men arrested this week on controlled substance and related charges was a Sulphur Springs man caught trying to conceal a bag with 86 Oxycodone pills in his pants and found to be wanted by Tarrant County authorities on a murder charge, three wanted men, and a Lone Oak man caught near a school with methamphetamine, according to arrest reports.
Shannon Road Arrest
Hopkins County Sheriff’s office Deputy Drew Fisher reported stopping a silver SUV at 2:54 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022, for speeding on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 122 then on Shannon Road at Bill Bradford Road. When he contacted the driver, Fisher reported smelling a marijuana odor emitting from the Chevrolet Equinox.
As the driver began exiting the SUV, Fisher reported seeing hte man stuff what appeared to be a bag with pills into the back of his pants. Shawn Cardale Sims was placed into custody and the item removed from his waistband. He allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the SUV. The vehicle was searched, then impounded.
Police reported the bag contained 86 pills or 9 grams of oxycodone and 3.88 ounces of marijuana found in the vehicle. The 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested for possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, possession of 2 ounces or more but less than 4 ounces of marijuana and on an outstanding city no driver’s license. Later, a Tarrant County murder warrant was also added to his list of charges, according to jail reports.
Cardale remained in Hopkins County jail late Saturday morning awaiting bond on all four charges, according to jail records
HCSO Deputy Terry Thompson took Dustin James Spieldenner into custody at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, at Johnson County jail, and transported him to Hopkins County jail on a bench warrant.
The 29-year-old Dekalb man was booked in at 11:47 a.m. July 8, on the warrant for violation of probation on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports. He was held in Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 9, 2022, on the charge, according to jail reports.
At 6:31 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, HCSO Deputy Thomas Patterson escorted Christian Kirby Collins into Hopkins County jail, where the 29-year-old Pickton man was booked in for bond revocation on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge.
Collins, who is also known by the alias Kyle Trey Collins, remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 9, 2022, on the charge, according to jail reports.
HCSO Deputy Isaac Foley took Ricky Lee Wayne Liebel into custody at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at a courtroom, where he was assessed a jail commitment, the term of which was not specified in arrest and jail reports, for violation of probation on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.
The 41-year-old Sulphur Springs man, who is also known by Ricky Waynelee Liebel, Wayne Liebel and Ricky Lee Lieber, remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 9, 2022, on the charge, according to jail reports.
Liebel was last in Hopkins County jail May 26-June 30, 2022, on three city warrants for dog as large and two for not vaccinating animal against rabies, as well as violation of probation on the controlled substance charge, jail records show.
South Broadway Street Arrest
HCSO Deputy Justin Wilkerson reported stopping a Ford Taurus at 11:04 p.m. on South Broadway Street for expired registration. Upon contact with the sole occupant, Wilkerson noted the 48-year-old Lone Oak man looked way while talking to him throughout their conversation and was deceptive.
When the man refused to allow Wilkerson to search the vehicle, the deputy called for a police canine. Deputy Colt Patterson arrived with his canine partner, Chiv. The K-9 gave an alert during a free air sniff around the exterior of the vehicle, giving the officers cause to search the car.
A small cigarette wrapper with a marijuana cigarette blunt was found during the vehicle search resulting in Sean Kristoffer Stacy being taken into custody at 11:44 p.m. July 7, 2022, for possession of drug paraphernalia. A pat down of Stacy, however, revealed a bag containing a crystal-like substance deputies suspected to be methamphetamine, Wilkerson alleged in arrest reports. Stacy was jailed on the charge and the contraband was seized.
At the jail, the substance weighed 0.257 gram, including packaging, and tested positive for meth. Stacy was booked into jail for possession of drug paraphernalia as well as possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. A drug free zone enhancement was added to the controlled substance charge due to the proximity of the traffic stop to a local elementary school, according to arrest reports.
Stacy was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, July 8, 2022, on a$5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge.
Arrest On I-30 West At MM 140
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cleve Williams reported stopping a black car at 12:44 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 140 for a traffic violation. He found Trenton George Turner to be in possession of 15-20 grams of Ecstasy.
Williams placed Turner into custody at 12:59 a.m. July 7, 2022, and had SSPD Sgt. Matt Glenn transport the 29-year-old Denton man to Hopkins County jail. Turner was booked in a short time later for possession of more than 4 pounds but less than 200 pounds of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance. He was released later July 7, on a $20,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports.
Arrest On I-30 East At MM 114
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde reported stopping a Lexus for not having a front license plate and a window tint violation on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 114 Monday morning, July 4, 2022.
While talking to the driver, Ugalde observed Marcus Darrell Fitch had a distant gaze, and loose tobacco mixed with marijuana “shake” on the front of his shorts and shirt. The 33-year-old Austin man reportedly admitted he’d smoked marijuana earlier in the morning. Fitch showed clues of intoxication during standard field sobriety testing. A probable cause search of the car revealed two THC canisters labeled “86% THC” and a usable quantity of marijuana in the console, Ugalde alleged in arrest reports.
Fitch’s driver’s license also showed to be suspended. The Austin man was placed under arrest at 8:31 a.m. July 4, 2022. He was transported to the hospital, where he provided a voluntary blood specimen for analysis.
The 33-year-old was then jailed for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and driving while license invalid. Fitch was released from Hopkins County jail July 5, 2022, on a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, a $1,000 bond on the DWI charge and a $1,000 bond on the marijuana charge.
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