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28 Grams Suspect Marijuana Extract Found During I-30 Traffic Stop

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Yantis Woman Allegedly Approached Officers While Intoxicated, In Possession of Methamphetamine

Two women were arrested over the weekend on controlled substance charges. Officers reported finding more than 28 grams of suspected marijuana extract during and I-30 traffic stop Sunday night. A 35-year-old Yantis woman was caught with a bag of methamphetamine in her purse, according to sheriff’s reports.

I-30 Traffic Stop

Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Malibu that sped along at 87 miles per hour in the 75 mph speed zone on Interstate 30 east near mile marker 112. The car pulled over at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 6, 2022, at mile marker 114.

While speaking with the driver, Talley alleged he could smell a strong marijuana odor emitting from the vehicle. Talley conducted a probable cause search of the car.

Talley reported finding 0.699 ounce of a green plant-like substance he believed to be marijuana as well as approximately 28.21 grams of suspected marijuana extract, a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance.

Talley took the driver 37-year-old Ashley P. Mahomes of Little Rock, Arkansas into custody at 8:16 p.m. Nov. 6, 2022. She was booked into the county jail at 9:24 p.m. on Class B misdemeanor possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and a second-degree felony possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance charge for having the suspected marijuana extra, Talley alleged in arrest reports.

Cumby Police Department vehicles

South Broadway Street

Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputies Josh Davis and Bobby Osornio, and Sgt. Scott Davis reported a woman, who had been sitting in a vehicle nearby on South Broadway Street, approached them at 3:51 a.m. Saturday to ask a question.

Deputy Davis, in arrest reports, wrote that it was clear the woman was intoxicated and placed her in custody at 4:03 a.m. Nov. 5, 2022, for public intoxication. The vehicle she was in was then inventoried so that it could be towed and her personal belongings were collected. A search of her purse revealed a baggy containing methamphetamine.

Upon arrival at the county jail, the 35-year-old Yantis woman “had to be placed into a v-cell due to her behavior,” according to arrest reports. The substance in the bag field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately 0.69 gram.

Christina Nicole Harris was booked into Hopkins County jail at 5:15 a.m. Nov. 5, 2022, on a misdemeanor public intoxication charge as well as a felony possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Truck
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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