Jefferson Street Traffic Stop Nets Marijuana, Pills, Arrest

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A Jefferson Street traffic stop netted marijuana, pills and one arrest, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro saw a Chevrolet Colorado pass and turned on his lights to stop it for a traffic violation at 11:27 a.m. Dec. 26, 2022. As he turned around, he reported seeing a bag with what appeared to be marijuana fall in the middle of Jefferson Street.

Upon contact, the male driver claimed not to know anything about the bag in question. The passenger denied knowledge and ownership of the suspected substance as well, Castro noted in arrest reports.

SSPD Officer Sean Hoffman arrived, was advised of the bag and asked to go retrieve it. He did; it contained suspected marijuana and another bag of pills later identified as oxycodone, Castro alleged in arrest reports.

A records check showed the passenger, 43-year-old Angela Marie Childs of Sulphur Springs, to have an outstanding warrant for expired registration. She was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle yielded an open container, according to reports. Because the driver had a medical condition, officers opted to file charges on him at large, according to arrest reports.

Childs was transported to jail, where she was booked in on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge as well as the Class C warrant, according to arrest and jail reports. She remained in the county jail Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2022, according to Hopkins County jail records.

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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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