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Special Crimes Unit Investigation Leads to Arrest of Local Man for Possession and Sales of Cocaine
Feb06

Special Crimes Unit Investigation Leads to Arrest of Local Man for Possession and Sales of Cocaine

A Special Crimes Unit arrest of Monerius Montreal Barnes, 36, of Sulphur Springs, resulted from an investigation for sales and possession of cocaine. Four separate undercover buys of cocaine led to a narcotics search warrant at a Beckham Street residence where Barnes would sell narcotics. Undercover buys amounted to 5.05-grams of cocaine and the warrant executed by SCU Investigators, SSPS Detectives, patrol, and Hopkins County...

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Special Crimes Unit Investigations in Past Six Months Reflect Rise in Meth Use and Sales
Jan03

Special Crimes Unit Investigations in Past Six Months Reflect Rise in Meth Use and Sales

Methamphetamine sales and use have increased during the last six months of 2018 according to the Sulphur Springs Special Crime Unit. Mark Estes, SCU officer, said methamphetamine has taken over the community and has become the focus for the unit. He stated that the unit is focused on all the Penalty Group 1 drugs which includes meth, heroin, and cocaine. Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit consisting of SSPD officers Estes and Joe...

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Special Crimes Unit Purchase of Meth Leads to Arrest
Jul19

Special Crimes Unit Purchase of Meth Leads to Arrest

Wednesday afternoon Jordan Lee Chaney, 22, was arrested at his residence on Fisher Street on a warrant for Manufacture Deliver Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, less than 1-gram, a State Jail Felony. During an investigation by Special Crimes Unit, Chaney had sold less than 1-gram of methamphetamine on July 2nd of this year. Chaney is in Hopkins County Jail held on a $25,000 bond.

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Special Crimes Unit Makes Arrest After Multiple Buys of Meth
Sep19

Special Crimes Unit Makes Arrest After Multiple Buys of Meth

Special Crimes Unit arrested Edward Ray Ryan Hilburn, 38, of Sulphur Springs Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. following an investigation into the illegal sale of methamphetamine. Over a period of time, Hilburn sold to SCU investigators in multiple buys of meth weighing over 1-gram but less than 4-grams in a drug free zone. He is in Hopkins County Jail charged with two counts of Manufacture/Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more...

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Eight Arrested; Special Crimes Unit Cracking Down On Drugs
Feb11

Eight Arrested; Special Crimes Unit Cracking Down On Drugs

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit arrested eight (8) individuals in connection with Possession of and Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine on Wednesday. Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum says that the arrests came as a result of four separate incidents and investigations. Serving a warrant for Nathan James Bearden, Sgt. Estes made a traffic stop on East Loop 301 at Industrial Drive and Jefferson Street....

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Special Crimes Unit Arrest Two in Drug Buy/Bust
Dec07

Special Crimes Unit Arrest Two in Drug Buy/Bust

The city and county Special Crimes Unit conducted a drug buy and bust operation Sunday in Hopkins County. Two people from Dallas were arrested. Lt Harold McClure with the Special Crimes Unit said a confidential informant passed information to members of the unit that lead to the arrest and confiscation of half pound of marijuana and one half ounce of meth and cocaine along with perscription medication. Members of the special crimes...

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City Manager’s Report for July Special Session
Jul12

City Manager’s Report for July Special Session

LOCUST STREET – The utility work (water, sewer, gas) is complete.  Cement stabilization is complete and concrete work continues to progress from north to south. The concrete work is approximately 70% complete. MOORE STREET – Utility work is nearly completed on Moore Street.  The Capital Construction Division has completed the sewer improvements, and water improvements will be completed before the next city council meeting. Atmos...

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Woman Arrested Following Drug Search of Residence
Apr17

Woman Arrested Following Drug Search of Residence

As a result of a Special Crimes Unit investigation concerning the manufacture and sale of drugs at a Hodge Street residence, Dylan Brianna Wolver, 26, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, more than 4-grams but less than 400 grams, a felony 2, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-grams, a state jail felony. The search of the home took place Monday afternoon...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 5, 2021
Jan06

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 5, 2021

Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the following monthly manager’s report on Jan. 5, 2021: COVID-19 RESPONSE The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased 11% since our last meeting with a total of 150 active cases as of January 04, 2021. The state has tested a total of 7,197 people at the Hopkins County testing site since this whole thing began. We have had 2,095 cumulative recoveries and 70...

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Man Arrested For Second Time In Two Months On Felony Charge
Dec30

Man Arrested For Second Time In Two Months On Felony Charge

A 41-year-old Sulphur Springs man has been arrested for the second time in two months on a felony charge, according to arrest reports. Alexander Garza (HCSO jail photo) Sulphur Springs Police Officer Silas Whaley located a wanted man at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, at a Helm Lane convenience store. Alexander Garza was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant for violating probation on a third or more driving while...

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