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Expired Registration Leads to Two Arrests

April 26, 2024 – A Hopkins County Sheriff’s officer noticed a 1999 white Honda with expired registration near the corner of Houston and Church Streets. As the car turned into a mearby parking lot, the officer noticed the passenger of the Honda tossing something out of the vehicle. The officer approached the vehicle and asked the driver and passenger to exit the vehicle as a strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. A pat down of the driver produced a small baggie of marijuana. The officer retrieved the item that was tossed out of the window, that item was identified as a chocolate bar containing psilocybin mushrooms. The driver, Seth William Albright, 21, claimed ownership of the chocolate bar and was charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 2 4<400 grams. The passenger, Lynox Michael Newell, 22, was charged with tampering of evidence for throwing the chocolate contraband out of the vehicle’s window. Both suspects remain in the Hopkins County jail awaiting bond to be set on the matters.

Author: Chad Young

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