|Cocaine found inside infant’s clothing
Five arrested after search warrants executed on Putman Street Thursday
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Feb. 10, 2006 -- Five people ended up in the county jail Thursday morning following a raid of three Putman Street residence by local tactical team, narcotics and police and sheriff's officers, according to Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Chief Investigator Andy Chester.
A team lead by Hopkins County Sheriff's Investigator Jace Anglin and consisting of sheriff's investigators, the Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County tactical team, a Sulphur Springs narcotics officer, HCSO's narcotics canine officer, and officers from Sulphur Springs Police Department executed three search warrants simultaneously at three residences on Putman Street beginning at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Chester said.
The narcotics investigation and subsequent arrests "stem from information one of the deputies, Sgt. Todd Evans." Acting on the information into suspected narcotics activity at the location, officers were able to obtain enough information to secure the search warrants, Chester said.
A 41-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was arrested at 9:23 a.m. at one location on a warrant for not paying a possession of drug paraphernalia fine. A 41-year-old man at the location was also taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a theft by check charge.
Jennifer Nicole Morgan, 18, and Charlie Michael Davis, 52, were arrested at 10 a.m. for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in a school zone after 18.8 grams of crack cocaine were located in an infant's clothing drawer. The cocaine was estimated to have a street value between $1,000 and $1,200.
Child Protective Services was also contacted to assume responsibility of a small child who was at the residence where the cocaine was found. CPS launched an investigation into the child's welfare, and released the child to a family member who did not reside at nor was present at the residence at the time of the arrests.
A 20-year-old man who walked up at 10:10 a.m. before officers cleared the location was also taken into custody for disorderly conduct. The Sulphur Springs man was arrested by city police when he used vulgar and abusive language after being admonished by officers to cease using offensive speech.
Several items of drug paraphernalia were also found inside one of the searched residences, according to reports.