|Cocaine, PCP and other dope seized in traffic stop|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Jan. 28, 2007 - A routine interstate traffic stop just east of Sulphur Springs early Saturday morning ended with troopers seizing 4 pounds of cocaine, some PCP and ecstasy as evidence. A Dallas couple was arrested on four felony drug charges.
State trooper David Reynolds stopped a silver Chevrolet Suburban at 12:32 a.m. on Interstate 30 at the 129 mile marker for no license plate light. As he approached the Suburban he could smell what he knew to be a raw marijuana odor.
The passenger was identified as Sherrie Yvonne Rhodes, 52, of Dallas and the driver as Sedrick Daron McGhee, 25, also of Dallas. While talking to the pair, Reynolds asked the nature of their trip. Rhodes and McGee gave conflicting stories about their nature of the trip. Based on the odor and their conflicting accounts, Reynolds conducted a probable cause search of the Suburban.
He found two tape-wrapped bundles in the rear cargo door. Closer inspection showed one bundle to contain what appeared to be cocaine. The second bundle had what appeared to be cocaine, 7 vials of what appeared to be PCP liquid and 21 grams of pink pills believed to be ecstasy. Marijuana was also found.
Rhodes and McGee were both arrested at 12:45 a.m. for first degree felony possession of cocaine, second-degree felony possession of ecstasy, third-degree felony possession of PCP and felony possession of more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds of marijuana. The vehicle was impounded and the substances seized as evidence. The total weight of the cocaine was determined to be approximately 4 pounds.
Both were arraigned before Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Yvonne King later Saturday morning. At 1 p.m. Saturday they remained in jail in lieu of $250,000 each on the cocaine charge, $50,000 for ecstasy, $25,000 for the PCP and $5,000 for the pot, according to jail reports.