Three Arrested After Drugs Found in Their Car

June 24, 2023 – A late evening drive, and a minor traffic violation on Cranford Ave in Sulphur Springs, lead to three arrests for illegal narcotics Friday.

After Sulphur Springs Police saw a minor traffic violation, a traffic stop was initiated. Police made contact with the three occupants of the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. The driver, Brian Lynn Matthews age 44 of Precinct 4, appeared nervous when contacted. Matthews was asked to exit the vehicle and he complied. When asked if he was nervous, he said he wasn’t. When asked if there was anything illegal in his vehicle, he said there wasn’t. When asked if his vehicle could be searched, he granted permission.

With everyone out of the vehicle, a search of the vehicle began. A glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine was found along with a bag containing approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine.

When Matthews heard this news, he attempted to flee the scene. After a brief chase through yards nearby, Matthews was assisted back to the scene.

Brian Lynn Matthews, 2023

Interviews with the accused continued. The male occupants wished to speak with police, but the female occupant did not. None of the three claimed to know anything about the meth or the pipe.

Matthews was charged with:

1   481.115(D)  POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=4G<200G      

This is not the first time Matthews has been in Hopkins County Jail. In 2021 he was arrested after a brief struggle with law enforment. See that story here.

Jerry Wilkerson, Jr, age 44 who lists himself as unemployed, was charged with:

1 481.115(D) POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=4G<200G

Jerry Wilkerson, Jr, 2023

This is not the first time Wilkerson has been in Hopkins County Jail. In 2018 he was arrested after being caught with methamphetamine. See that story here.

Doris Rosamarie Russell, 2023

Doris Rosamarie Russell, unemployed age 34 of Emory, TX, was charged with:

1 481.115(D) POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=4G<200G

At the time of her arrest, Russell was on probation. There was also a warrant for her arrest for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility. This is not the first time Russell has been in Hopkins County Jail. In 2021 she was arrested after her sewing kit was found to contain methamphetamine. See that story here. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.

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