Two Taken Into Custody By DPS After Drugs Located Inside Of Vehicle

On Tuesday just before 3:00PM, Texas DPS Trooper Rodríguez made a traffic stop on a 2019 Dodge Ram 3500, in the 1700 block of South Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs, in reference to a mud flap violation.

Trooper Rodriguez made contact with the 2 occupants of the vehicle. Upon running the DL’s of both individuals, it was found the passenger of the vehicle, identified from booking reports as Alberto Ortega Gutierrez was found to have outstanding warrants. Gutierrez was immediately taken into custody.

After a consent search of the vehicle, Trooper Rodriguez located a a green bag, with two separate bags inside, one containing a crystal like substance, the other a white powder substance, with one being confirmed as Methamphetamine and the other Cocaine. After confronting the occupants of the vehicle with the findings, both denied ownership of the drugs. The driver identified as SOTO-BARRON, DAVID of Winnsboro was taken into custody.

After weighing the contraband found, the methamphetamine weighed up to 19.5 Grams with the Cocaine weighing 3.7 Grams.

Both Soto & Gutierrez were transported to the Hopkins County Detention Center and booked in on charges of:


-POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=4G<200G

-POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=1G<4G


-POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=4G<200G

-POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=1G<4G

-SOB POSS CS PG 1/1-B >=4G<200G


Both individuals remained booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center as of Wednesday afternoon. Great work to all officers involved.