|Drug arrests keep officers busy|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Oct. 3, 2005 - State troopers arrested three people as a result of two unrelated interstate traffic stops over the weekend, and chased but were unable to catch a fourth person who ran to avoid arrest, according to arrest reports.
City police also took two in custody on felony drug charges after finding a bag of methamphetamine in the kitchen cabinet of a West Industrial Drive residence Sunday evening.
The first arrest, of 25-year-old Juan Manuel Lopez Jr. of Grand Prairie, was made at midnight Saturday by trooper Brian Worley who stopped Lopez for speeding. Lopez gave the trooper an illogical description of his travel plans and was said to be very nervous, resulting in the trooper asking to search the vehicle. A metal compartment containing a large quantity of cocaine was found in the rear bumper of the car, resulting in Lopez’s arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
Police then arrested Megan Kelly Davis and Christopher Michael Allen, both 21, at 5:51 p.m. Sunday at their West Industrial Drive residence for possession of a controlled substance. The pair was reported for causing a disturbance which resulted in a broken window. While inside the residence, officers spotted drug paraphernalia. The pair authorized a search, which turned up a small blue bag of methamphetamine in a kitchen cabinet.
The third incident ending in felony arrests resulted from an interstate traffic stop by State Trooper David Reynolds just before 1:30 a.m. Monday.
Reynolds stopped the Mercury Mariner driven by Jennifer Denise Jones, 25, of Como, Miss., at the 113 mile marker on Interstate 30 for an obscured license plate which made the state name unreadable.
She, 29-year-old Terrell Lark of Como, Miss., and another passenger gave inconsistent stories about their trip. Reynolds detected a strong fragrance in the vehicle and noted the trio to be traveling without luggage, resulting in the trooper asking for permission to search the sport utility vehicle.
Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Jason Ricketson assisted in the search, locating a bag of cocaine in the door panel of the rear cargo door. Jones and Lark were arrested at 1:50 a.m. Monday for felony possession of a controlled substance. The second passenger ran from the scene. A search was conducted by the trooper and all available local law enforcement, but officials were unable to find the man, according to trooper’s reports.