Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest After Liquid Morphine Was Discovered

Hopkins County Deputy J. Wilkerson pulled over a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban on S. Broadway St., Tuesday night, because its registration had expired. The driver, Danielle Aaron from Yantis, Texas, seemed visibly upset, Deputy Wilkerson noticed alcoholic beverages in the vehicle, including an open container. Concerned, he asked Aaron to step out of the car and observed that she was shaking and nervous.

The Deputy conducted a search of the vehicle based on probable cause. Additionally, Aaron had given her consent to search for narcotics. During the search, Deputy Wilkerson found drug paraphernalia such as syringes, spoons with suspected methamphetamine residue, and baggies with suspected methamphetamine residue. Consequently, Aaron was arrested while the search of the vehicle continued.

During the vehicle search, a prescription bottle of liquid morphine was discovered not prescribed to Aaron, along with a counterfeit U.S. military ID which featured Aaron’s picture. Aaron claimed to have no knowledge of the ID and confirmed that she was not a member of the military. The ID also contained personal information pertaining to other individuals.

EMS was called to the scene to assess Aaron’s condition as there were concerns about a possible seizure. After being evaluated by EMS, Aaron was deemed medically stable and subsequently transported to the Jail by Deputy Davis. The contraband was safely secured and the vehicle was impounded.

Deputy Wilkerson conducted the necessary evidence processing at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Upon inspection, it was determined that the suspected morphine bottle weighed 21 grams, but visibly contained less than one gram of suspected morphine.

Based on the evidence, Danielle Nichole Aaron was arrested and booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center on the below charges.

1) POSS CS PG 1/1-B <1G

All subjects are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law.