HCSO: Man Accused Of Forging A Graduation Check Had Meth, Marijuana, Paraphernalia

1 Woman Allegedly Sold Ecstasy During Undercover Buy, Another Reportedly Had THC Pens and Marijuana

A man accused of forging a graduation check was found in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest Monday evening. One Sulphur Springs woman was allegedly involved in an undercover purchase of Ecstasy while another woman was found in possession of marijuana, multiple THC pens and THC wax, according to police and sheriff’s reports.

East Shannon Road Arrest

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Wilkerson and Sgt. Scott Davis began investigating a check forgery; an individual was supposed to get the check as a graduation gift but never received it. The individual who wrote the check noticed on a banking app that the name of hte recipient had been whited out and Bailey Owen Magnuson’s name was written over it. The check also showed to have been cashed via mobile deposit through PayPal, Davis alleged in arrest reports.

Recognizing the name, deputies contacted the 23-year-old Sulphur Springs man and another occupant of his vehicle at Magnuson’s place of work at 6:09 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. While talking with the pair, deputies reported smelling a strong odor or burnt marijuana in the Chrysler PT Cruiser. After being read his rights, Magnuson admitted to cashing the forged check, then showed deputies the payment went into his PayPal account.

Bailey Owen Magnuson

A probable cause search of the car revealed a small torn bag with methamphetamine residue under the driver’s seat, another bag containing suspected meth in the console, used hypodermic syringes and a small marijuana cigarette and marijuana cigar elsewhere in the car, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Magnuson was arrested at 6:27 p.m. Aug. 8, 2022, for possession of the controlled substance and forgery for cashing the forged check with his name on it. The other occupant, a 27-year-old Sulphur Springs man, was alleged to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, and taken into custody for the charge. The car was impounded.

The suspected meth weighed 0.213 gram, including packaging, and also field tested positive for meth. The location where the pair was found was reported to be 695.82 feet from a school, resulting in a drug-free zone enhancement on the controlled substance charge, Davis alleged noted in arrest reports.

Magnuson remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 in lieu of $50,000 in bonds — $25,000 each for the forgery of financial instrument charge and the possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance in a drug-free zone. The 27-year-old man with him was jailed overnight Aug. 8, 2022, on the possession of drug paraphernalia charge, then released from jail the next day, according to jail reports.

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Round Rock Circle Arrest

Hannah Rae White

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro arrested Hannah Rae White at 10:57 a.m. Aug. 9, 2022, on a Round Rock Circle warrant for manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 2/2-A controlled substance.

Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit investigators conducted an undercover purchase of Ecstasy, which weighed less than 1 gram, Castro alleged in arrest reports. A felony warrant was issued for the 23-year-old Sulphur Springs woman’s arrest, Castro noted in arrest reports.

Castro contacted White at her last known address and took her into custody at 11:38 a.m. Aug. 9, 2022, on the warrant for delivery of less than 1 gram of the Penalty Group 2 controlled substance Ecstasy during the undercover “buy,” according to arrest reports.

White remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in lieu of the $20,000 bond set on the felony delivery charge, according to jail reports.

Hollie Circle Arrest

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro stopped a Toyota at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9 on Hollie Circle for a traffic violation.

Tryna J. Esslinger

While speaking with driver Tryna J. Esslinger, Castro reported smelling a strong marijuana odor inside the car. The 33-year-old Sulphur Springs woman claimed there was none in the vehicle nor had she ever possessed it, Castro alleged in arrest reports. After a records check and being asked again, the woman allegedly admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle.

Multiple bags with marijuana residue, more than 20 THC pens and one white container, all with THC wax were also located during a probable cause search of her vehicle. The woman was taken into custody at 6:13 p.m. Aug. 9, 2022, Castro alleged in arrest reports.

Esslinger was booked into jail at 7:01 p.m. Aug. 9. 2022, on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports. She was released from Hopkins county jail Wednesday on a $10,000 bond on the felony Penalty Group 2 charge, according to jail reports.

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