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Three Traffic Stops In Three Days Resulted In Warrant, Controlled Substance Arrests

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Three traffic stops in three days by officers in Hopkins County resulted in warrant and controlled substance arrests, according to deputies and troopers’ reports.

FM 2285 Arrests

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Bobby Osornio and Justin Wilkerson reported finding 28-year-old Dallas woman and a 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man at 2:33 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, on the south boat ramp on FM 2285.

After speaking to both, Morgan Elaine Morgan was determined to be wanted on a Dallas County possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and the man to be wanted in Upshur County on a motion to revoke probation on misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

A Sulphur Springs Police officer arrived on scene to assist. Both Morgan and the man were placed into custody on the warrants.

Morgan, owner of the Mitsubishi SUV on the boat ramp, allegedly admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed a red and white zipper bag with several items of drug paraphernalia including a small glass jar with suspected marijuana in it, a glass pipe of the kind commonly used for smoking illegal substances and several hypodermic needles in the vehicle. Additional needles were found in a handbag, Osornio alleged in arrest reports.

Morgan was taken to jail on the Dallas County controlled substance warrant as well as a new possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked into jail on the misdemeanor Upshur County warrant, deputies reported.

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

SH 11 East Arrests

HCSO Deputies Thomas Patterson, Bobby Osornio and Justin Wilkerson reported stopping a Dodge van with a headlight that didn’t work at 8:07 p.m. Oct. 31, 2022, on State Highway 11 east in Martin Springs.

During the course of the traffic stop, the male in the blue van allegedly gave a false name, which deputies stated in arrest reports they believe was an attempt to elude arrest on parole warrant.

However, when identified as Michael Shane Waddle using Facebook, the 47-year-old Glenn Heights, Texas man admitted he’d given a false name to officers, HCSO deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Deputies took Waddle into custody at 8:21 p.m. and transported him to Hopkins County jail. The Glenn Heights man was booked in at 9:30 p.m. Halloween 2022 not only on the Austin parole warrant, but also on a new Class A misdemeanor failure to identity charge.

While on SH 11 east on that traffic stop, a 36-year-old Como woman arrived at the location in a Nissan Sentra. Aware the woman had a warrant for her arrest as well, the deputies placed Dianna Marie Levesque into custody at 8:21 pm. and transported the woman to Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center, the HCSO officers alleged in arrest reports.

Levesque was booked in at 9:41 p.m. Oct. 31, 2022 on the Tarrant County warrant for violation of probation on a possession of 4 gram or more but less than 200 grams charge, according to arrest reports.

I-30 East Arrest

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Rodriguez reported stopping a Hyundai Santa Fe with defective equipment and an obscured license plate around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2022, on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 112.

A records check showed Trayvon Lamor White Davionta to be wanted in Dallas County on a misdemeanor family violence assault causing bodily injury charge.

A bag containing a substance the highway patrol believed to be marijuana, two hydrocodone pills and three other unidentified pills was reportedly found near the traffic stop. The suspected marijuana weighed 12.8 grams, the DPS officer alleged in arrest reports.

The 26-year-old Texarkana, Arkansas man was booked into Hopkins County jail at 4 p.m. Oct. 30, 2022, on possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 substance and possession of a Class B misdemeanor amount of marijuana, according to arrest reports.

Texas Department of Public Safety highway 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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