At least 5 people were jailed in Hopkins County over the last week on felony controlled substance and marijuana charges, including a woman found partially covered with towels and adult toys, a man with nearly 33 grams of THC edibles in his backpack and a teen with THC vape pens, according to arrest and jail reports.
North I-30 West Service Road Welfare Check
After completing a call for service, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bobby Osornio went back to check on the occupants of a Ford F150 he had noticed en route to the call. The vehicle was was stopped in a residence right-of-way with flashers on. Upon arrival at the address on the north Interstate 30 west service road near mile marker 120, Osornio reported finding the black vehicle was running, but no one in the driver’s seat.
A woman did open the left rear passenger’s side door, dropping her phone as she did. At at that time he noticed the woman covering the lower half of her body with towels and adult toys. Based on the location of the vehicle and hour, the officer asked the woman to step out of the car, but allowed her to clothe herself first, according to reports.
The 33-year-old Greenville woman, the deputy noted in arrest reports, admitted she had been in a disagreement with her boyfriend and decided to stop in the right-of-way to his residence. Her cause for being in the area didn’t seem to make sense for the wee hours of the morning, the deputy stated in arrest reports.
When he asked for permission to search the vehicle for narcotics, the woman admitted there was methamphetamine in it. After finding two baggies containing a crystal-like substance that did indeed appear to be meth, Osornio placed the woman into handcuffs at 3:46 a.m. Aug. 29, 2022. A wrecker was called to impound her vehicle, then the woman was taken to Hopkins County jail, where the substance field tested positive for meth and weigh 2.092 grams, including packaging.
Maria Guadalupe Sanchez-Estrada was booked into Hopkins County jail Monday morning, Aug. 29, 2022, on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge. She had been released from jail on a $5,000 bond on the felony charge later Monday.
Traffic Stop On I-30 East At MM 115
Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley reported stopping a Chevy Malibu at 10:30 p.m. Sunday on I-30 east at mile marker 115 after noticing the license plate light wasn’t operational.
The officer conducted a search of the car after smelling a marijuana odor in the car. Talley found 0.201 ounce of a green plant-like substance he believe to be marijuana, 32.83 grams of suspected THC edibles and a 9mm handgun in a backpack. The backpack was under front seat passenger Stacey Grant Davis’ legs.
Davis was taken into custody at 10:41 p.m. Aug. 28, 2022, and transported to Hopkins County jail, where the 31-year-old Fort Worth man was booked in just before midnight on possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon charges.
Davis remained in Hopkins county jail Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in lieu of a $35,000 bond on the second-degree felony Penalty Group 2 controlled substance (THC edibles), a $2,000 bond on the weapon charge and a $1,000 bond on the Class B misdemeanor marijuana charge, according to jail records.
Como Street Traffic Stop
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Thad Cook reported stopping a Honda Civic at 9:37 p.m. Saturday on South Como Street when the driver failed to dim the bright headlights as the car approached within 500 feet of the officer.
Cook reported smelling a marijuana odor coming from the Honda Civic while talking to a 19-year-old Sulphur Springs man inside. The teen allegedly admitted he does smoke weed in the car. A search of the car yielded a bag containing six unopened THC vape pens; each package stated it contained at least 86% THC and 1 grams of Indica.
Cook Took Jacob Wayne Whitten-Edwards into custody at 10:29 p.m. Aug. 27, 2022, and transported him to jail. Whitten-Edwards was booked in at 11:46 p.m. on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.
Whitten-Edwards was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, on a $10,000 bond on the felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
Welfare Check On North I-30 Service Road Near MM 139
HCSO Sgt. Scott Davis and Deputy Bobby Osornio responded to to conduct a welfare check on a person reported to be waving a light at vehicles as they passed by the north I-30 service road near mile marker 139 Wednesday morning. Upon arrival at 2:43 a.m. Aug. 24, 2022, deputies found Chelsea Debra Lynn Wortham in a Ford F150 pickup parked in the eastbound lane, facing west on the service road.
Upon talking to the woman, deputies determined she had run out of gas. While talking with her further, the 36-year-old Paris woman’s story of how she arrived at the location changed several times, including that she had been using the GPS on her phone and still got lost, deputies noted in arrest reports.
When the sheriff’s officers asked Wortham for permission to search the truck, she refused. They called for Deputy Patterson to bring his K-9 partner, Chiv, to the location. The police dog alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics during a sniff search around the truck, Davis and Osornio alleged in arrest reports. Deputies reported finding a glass pipe with suspected meth residue in the console, a cigarette pack with multiple small baggies, one containing a crystal-like substance they believed to be meth, and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Wortham was taken into custody at 4:09 a.m. Aug. 24, 2022, the truck was impounded, and the contraband taken as evidence. At the jail, the crystal-like substance field-tested positive for meth and weighted 0.478 gram, including packaging, Davis alleged in arrest reports.
Wortham, who jail reports show is also known by Chelsea Austin, was booked into Hopkins County jail just before 5:30 a.m. Aug. 24, 2022, on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge; she was later found to be wanted in Lamar County on a possession of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge as well. The 36-year-old Paris woman remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in lieu of $35,000 bond set on the Hopkins County charge, and $5,000 on the Lamar County charge, according to jail records.
Traffic Stop on I-30 East Near MM 114
Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley reported stopping on I-30 near mile marker 114 an eastbound Audi A3 without a front license plate at 5:04 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022.
While speaking with the driver, identified as 22-year-old Dedric Terrell Godbolt of Sulphur Springs, Talley reported smelling a marijuana odor emitting from the vehicle. Talley reported finding 1 pounds, 9 ounces of green, leafy plan-like substance he believed to be marijuana during a probable cause search.
A records check showed Godbolt to have outstanding warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and no seat belt.
Godbolt, who is also known to spell his first name Dedrick, was taken into custody at 5:05 p.m. Aug. 25, 2022, and transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday on a possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana charge as well as the two Hopkins County warrants.
He was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, on a $35,000 bond on the felony marijuana charge, according to jail records.
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