Vehicle Displaying Wrong License Plate Leads To Drug Arrest In Hopkins County

On April 7, 2023 just before 11:00AM, Deputy Z, Steward with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was out patrol when he observed a vehicle traveling on Interstate 30 near mile marker 116, in the Brashear area. After a check of the license plate, communication advised the plate returned to a Chevrolet, but was displayed on a Mercury.

Once in a safe spot, Deputy Z. Steward activated his emergency lights performing a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle quickly exited the interstate coming to a stop in the Seven Star Gas Station. Once the deputy made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana could be detected. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the deputy could see a handgun tucked between the seats, next to the driver and passenger, both occupants were asked to exit the vehicle for officer safety.

Deputy Z. Steward performed a PC Search (Probable Cause) of the vehicle, during the search the deputy located a red and yellow duffle bag, when opening it, 2 glass jars containing several individual baggies of marijuana were located. The driver was then placed into custody.

After backup arrived on scene, Deputy K. Lester performed a search of the trunk, locating an additional back pack, once searching the contents, deputies located a grey plastic bag, containing several THC Vape Pens, and a large bag of marijuana.

The driver of the vehicle was read his rights and transported to the Hopkins County Detention Center. After releasing the suspect over to jail staff, the deputies were notified that when dressing the suspect out, a small clear baggie, containing ecstacy tablets were located on the suspects person.

Tacorrie Jarorre Davon Marshall of Arlington, Texas was booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center on charges of:

  • DEL MARIJ <= 5LBS > 4 OZ
  • POSS CS PG 2 >= 4G < 400G
  • POSS CS PG 2 >= 4G < 400G

Marshall shows to have been released on bond as of Saturday morning.