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HCSO: Woman Caught With 5 Grams Of Methamphetamine

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A 40-year-old Sulphur Spring woman was jailed early Christmas Eve 2022 after being caught with 5 grams of methamphetamine.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Drew Fisher and Isaac Foley reported stopping a Dodge Challenger at 1:21 a.m. Dec. 24, on Church Street at Loop 301 for defective license plate lights. During the traffic stop, Deputy Fisher asked and was refused consent to search the black car.

Fisher deployed his certified narcotics detection canine around the vehicle. During an open air olfactory sniff, K-9 Axe alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. At that point, Amber Diane Landers admitted to having narcotics inside the 2013 Dodge, Fisher noted in arrest reports.

The 40-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was placed into custody, then, deputies retrieved three clear baggies with a panda print on them and a crystal-like substance they believed based on their training to be methamphetamine, Fisher alleged in arrest reports.

Landers and the substance were transported to the county jail, where the contraband field-tested positive for meth, deputies reported. The car was impounded. The three bags of substance, together weighed 5.152 grams. As a result, Landers was booked into jail on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Grupo 1/1-B controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff
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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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