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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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Five Arrested Over the Weekend On Felony Controlled Substance Charges
Jul26

Five Arrested Over the Weekend On Felony Controlled Substance Charges

Local officers arrested five people over the weekend on felony controlled substance charges, according to jail reports. Gilmer Street Welfare Check Jessica Joe Farrow A 28-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was arrested at 1:07 p.m. July 25 for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and possession of 28 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 3...

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Melissa (McVay)Darling Still Missing And, After 10 Years, Legally Declared Deceased
Jul09

Melissa (McVay)Darling Still Missing And, After 10 Years, Legally Declared Deceased

In a hearing unlike those typically held in a Hopkins County Courtroom, Judge Robert Newsom granted a petition officially declaring Melissa Ann Darling, the missing 33-year-old woman known as Melissa Ann McVay as deceased. These types of cases are so rarely handled here that the judge and attorney in the case reportedly researched the matter to ensure the proper procedure was followed and that all requirements were met. Mellissa Ann...

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