Houston Man Arrested on Possession Charges

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January 19, 2023 – A Houston man was arrested on IH-30 East near mile marker 136. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy J. Davis pulled over a Honda Sedan for speeding on IH-30 at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday, which he identified as belonging to Manuel Esequiel Cotiy-Ixtos. Deputy Davis noticed several discrepancies in Ixtos travel plans leading to a consent search of the vehicle. During the search Deputy Davis located a rolled up dollar bill containing a white powdery substance he believed to be cocaine. Upon further inspection the Deputy located a cigarette pack containing a small baggie with a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine.

The suspected contraband was field tested and results showed that both substances were correctly analyzed by the Deputy. The Honda Sedan was impounded and Ixtos was placed under arrest and transported to the Hopkins County Jail at 11:02 p.m.

Ixtos was booked into the county jail with two counts of possession of a controlled substance pentalty group 1 less than 1 gram. No suspect photo provided by law enforcement.

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Author: Ethan Klein

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