Irving Man Spends Night of Black Friday in Hopkins County Jail

November 27, 2023 – An Irving man passing through Hopkins County on the day after Thanksgiving was stopped on Interstate 30 for expired registration and speeding near mile marker 127 in a black S5 Audi. A strong odor of marijuana emitted from inside the vehicle as the DPS officer was talking with the 40 year-old male, identified as George Kim. The driver and lone occupant of the car admitted to having a small amount of marijuana inside his vehicle. He was also found to have two vapes on his person and freely admitted that one of the vapes contained THC. During a probable cause search, a usable amount of a green leafy substance was found and suspected to be marijuana. A small cartridge containing a brown viscous substance labeled and suspected to be THC was also located inside a backpack. George Kim, 40, of Irving who refused to give his place of employment was placed under arrest and transported to the Hopkins County jail with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 under 1 gram charge as well as Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces. The Controlled Substance charge is a state jail felony while the marijuana charge is a class B misdemeanor. The Audi was impounded but has since been reclaimed as Kim was released from Hopkins County Jail over the holiday weekend.

Author: Chad Young

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