Man caught hiding bag of pills in his pants
7 arrested this week on controlled substance and related charges
Among the 7 men arrested this week on controlled substance and related charges was a Sulfur Springs man caught hiding a bag containing 86 oxycodone pills in his pants and wanted by Tarrant County authorities for murder, three men wanted and a Lone Oak man caught near a school with methamphetamine, according to arrest reports.
Arrest on the road to Shannon
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Drew Fisher reported stopping a silver SUV at 2:54 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 for speeding on Interstate 30 East at Mile 122 and then onto Shannon Road at Bill Bradford Road. When contacting the driver, Fisher reported smelling marijuana emanating from the Chevrolet Equinox.
As the driver began to exit the SUV, Fisher reported seeing the man stuffing what appeared to be a bag with pills in the back of his pants. Shawn Cardale Sims was taken into custody and the item removed from his belt. He allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the SUV. The vehicle was searched and seized.
Police reported the bag contained 86 pills or 9 grams of oxycodone and 3.88 ounces of marijuana found in the vehicle. The 24-year-old Sulfur Springs man was arrested for possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 200 grams of a Sanctions Group 1 controlled substance, possession of 2 ounces or more but less than 4 ounces of marijuana and on an exceptional city not the driver’s license. A Tarrant County murder warrant was later added to his charge list as well, according to jail reports.
Cardale remained in the Hopkins County jail late Saturday morning awaiting bail on all four counts, jail records show.
HCSO Deputy Terry Thompson took Dustin James Spieldenner into custody at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, at Johnson County Jail, and transported him to Hopkins County Jail on warrant stop.
The 29-year-old Dekalb man was sentenced at 11:47 a.m. on July 8, on the probation violation warrant for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports. He was held in the Hopkins County Jail on Saturday, July 9, 2022, on arraignment, according to jail reports.
At 6:31 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, HCSO Deputy Thomas Patterson escorted Christian Kirby Collins to Hopkins County Jail, where the 29-year-old Pickton man was sentenced for dismissal from bail for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge.
Collins, who is also known as Kyle Trey Collins, remained in the Hopkins County Jail on Saturday, July 9, 2022, on arraignment, according to jail reports.
HCSO Deputy Isaac Foley took Ricky Lee Wayne Liebel into custody at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in a courtroom, where he was sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the length of which was not specified in the arrest and jail reports, for violation of probation. on possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Sanction Group 1 controlled substance charge.
The 41-year-old Sulfur Springs man, who is also known by Ricky Waynelee Liebel, Wayne Liebel and Ricky Lee Lieber, remained in the Hopkins County Jail on Saturday, July 9, 2022, on arraignment, according to reports from the prison.
Liebel was last held in the Hopkins County Jail from May 26 to June 30, 2022, on three city warrants for such a large dog and two for failing to vaccinate an animal for rabies, as well as for probation violation on the controlled substance charge, according to prison records.
Arrest on South Broadway Street
HCSO Deputy Justin Wilkerson reported stopping a Ford Taurus at 11:04 p.m. on South Broadway Street for expired registration. Upon contact with the sole occupant, Wilkerson noted that the 48-year-old Lone Oak man looked away while talking to him throughout their conversation and was deceptive.
When the man refused to allow Wilkerson to search the vehicle, the deputy called a police dog. Deputy Colt Patterson arrived with his canine partner, Chiv. The K-9 sounded an alert upon a sniff of free air around the exterior of the vehicle, giving officers reason to search the car.
A small cigarette wrapper with a marijuana cigarette blunt was found during the search of the vehicle, resulting in the arrest of Sean Kristoffer Stacy at 11:44 p.m. on July 7, 2022 for possession of drug paraphernalia . A pat-down of Stacy, however, revealed a bag containing a crystalline substance suspected of being methamphetamine, Wilkerson claimed in arrest reports. Stacy was jailed on the charge and the contraband seized.
At the prison, the substance weighed 0.257 grams including the packaging and tested positive for methamphetamine. Stacy was jailed for possession of drug paraphernalia as well as possession of less than 1 gram of a Sanction Group 1 controlled substance. A drug-free zone improvement was added to the controlled substance charge due to the traffic stop’s proximity to a local elementary school, according to arrest reports.
Stacy was released from Hopkins County Jail on Friday, July 8, 2022, on $5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge.
Arrested on I-30 West at MM 140
Sulfur Springs Police Officer Cleve Williams reported stopping a black car at 12:44 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022 on Interstate 30 west at Mile 140 for a traffic violation. He discovered that Trenton George Turner was in possession of 15 to 20 grams of ecstasy.
Williams took Turner into custody at 12:59 a.m. on July 7, 2022 and asked SSPD Sgt. Matt Glenn transports the 29-year-old from Denton to Hopkins County Jail. Turner was sentenced soon after for possession of more than 4 pounds but less than 200 pounds of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance. He was released later on July 7, on $20,000 felony bond. , according to prison reports.
Arrested on I-30 East at MM 114
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde reported stopping a Lexus for not having a front license plate and a window tint violation on Interstate 30 East at Mile 114 on Monday morning July 4, 2022.
While talking to the driver, Ugalde observed that Marcus Darrell Fitch had a distant look and loose tobacco mixed with marijuana “shake” on the front of his shorts and shirt. The 33-year-old man from Austin allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the morning. Fitch showed signs of intoxication during standard field sobriety tests. A probable cause search of the car revealed two canisters of THC labeled “86% THC” and a usable amount of marijuana in the console, Ugalde alleged in arrest reports.
Fitch’s driver’s license was also suspended. The Austin man was taken into custody at 8:31 a.m. on July 4, 2022. He was taken to hospital, where he provided a voluntary blood sample for testing.
The 33-year-old was subsequently jailed for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Sanction Group 2 controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and driving with invalid license. Fitch was released from Hopkins County Jail on July 5, 2022, on $10,000 bond for the controlled substance charge, $1,000 bond for the DWI charge, and $1,000 bond. for the marijuana charge.
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