Blotter Briefs for Nov. 2, 2019

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SS man charged with possession, tampering

A 40-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at 9:18 p.m. Wednesday during a traffic stop at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Morris Drive on a warrant for a probation violation on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair an investigation.

Chadwick Okeyth Johnson was reportedly stopped for a traffic violation. Deputies reportedly knew he had an active warrant and took him into custody.

At the Hopkins County jail, staff reportedly discovered a pill container in Johnson’s crotch area. Inside the container were three pills, a small baggie containing a small amount of suspected marijuana and a white rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine. The contraband was reportedly secured as evidence. The suspected crack cocaine was reportedly field-tested, and a positive result was reportedly obtained. The total weight was approximately 3.26 grams.

Johnson was additionally charged with possession of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. Bond was set at $10,000 per charge, and he remained in custody as of press time Friday, according to arrest and jail reports.

DPS arrest nets 1 pound of marijuana

Christopher Orandel Royal, 29, of Mesquite was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Thursday during a DPS traffic stop on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 130 on a charge of possession of 4 ounces to 5 pounds of marijuana.

Royal was reportedly stopped for driving in the left lane where prohibited or not passing. Upon contact, Trooper Williamson reportedly detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Williamson conducted a probable cause search and reportedly located a black bag directly behind the front passenger seat. The trooper noted he reportedly observed Royal reaching toward that area as he came to a stop on the shoulder. The black bag reportedly contained a large clear bag containing 464 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

The total weight of the marijuana and its packaging was 16.37 ounces.

Royal’s bond was set at $5,000, and he remained in custody as of press time, according to arrest and jail reports.

Jail transfers, other activity

Rebecca L. Maiello, 21, of Sulphur Springs was arrested Wednesday at the district courthouse for revoked bond, according to arrest and jail reports.

Kenneth Wayne Busby, 30, of Campbell was released from jail on $10,000 bond Wednesday. He was booked in Sept. 29 on a surety off bond on an Aug. 2019 charge of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to jail reports.

Rolando Enriquez Robles, 37, of Dallas was released from jail on $16,500 bond Wednesday. He was booked in Oct. 9 on Rockwall County warrants for driving while intoxicated and two counts of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to jail reports.

Brittany Rennae White, 26, was released from jail on $20,000 bond Wednesday. She was booked in July 23 on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to jail reports.

Brandy Lyn McCullough, 34, of Nolanville, Texas, was arrested at the Bell County Jail and transported to the Hopkins County jail Thursday on bond forfeiture warrants on charges of possession of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and tampering with a government or school record and a separate warrant for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. A cash bond was set at $90,000, and McCullough remained in custody as of press time Friday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Animal complaints

• Three black calves and one red calf out on a property on County Road 1120 in Cumby at 10:20 a.m. Thursday;

• Two black cows out on County Road 4759 at 11:24 a.m. Thursday;

• Cows in the roadway on FM 2285 at 2:02 p.m. Thursday;

• Report of a stolen dog on State Highway 19 north at 3:03 p.m. Thursday; and

• Two horses in middle of road on FM 2653 north at 1:19 a.m. Friday.