A 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, both of Pickton, were arrested by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies at the Brashear Post Office at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday on charges of possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Deputy Aaron Chaney was on patrol in Brashear at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday when he reportedly observed several vehicles parked at the Brashear Post Office. He believed it was suspicious for the vehicles to be parked there at that time of night and pulled in to investigate. While waiting on a records check of individuals in two of the cars, Chaney reportedly observed a gold Honda Accord with two occupants, identified as Cameron Lynn Bain and Rebecca Mae Matlock.
Deputy Chaney reported observed Bain in the driver’s seat with a loaded syringe containing a dark-colored liquid in his hand. Chaney alleged in arrest reports that Bain was holding the syringe near his arm as if about to use its contents. As he removed Matlock from the vehicle, Chaney instructed Bain to put down the syringe and exit the vehicle. As Bain exited the vehicle, Chaney reportedly observed the loaded syringe and a small black case for eyeglasses in his hand.
Matlock and Bain were both detained and advised to remain seated on the ground while Chaney conducted his investigation. Sgt. Ray Embro of the Cumby Police Department arrived on scene to assist Chaney.
The syringe was found to contain a dark brown liquid believed to be black tar heroin. Chaney reportedly located a spoon with burn marks and some new and used Q-Tips inside the glasses case. He also reportedly located a plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and another plastic baggie containing a dark tar-like substance believed to be heroin.
During a search of the vehicle, Chaney reportedly located a used syringe in the driver’s side front door handle and another one lying in the front passenger seat. In the passenger side floorboard, Chaney reportedly found a clear plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and another baggie containing a similar substance in Matlock’s purse, which was also in the floorboard. Two additional plastic baggies, one containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and another a dark tar-like substance believed to be heroin, were reportedly located inside a makeup bag belonging to Matlock.
Both subjects were advised of their Miranda rights and transported to the Hopkins County jail for booking. The vehicle was impounded.
The substances found in the car were reportedly field-tested. The brown tar-like substance and the dark colored liquid in the syringe both reportedly gave a positive response to heroin. The crystal-like substance in the remaining four baggies reportedly gave a positive response for a methamphetamine.
Matlock was charged with two counts of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Bain was charged with one count of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and one count of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, arrest reports read.