Texas Deputy Found Unconscious Arrested After Drugs He Claimed Were ‘Evidence’ Found In His Home: Sheriff’s Office

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Source: Hopkins County Jail; UNSPLASH

Jun. 14 2022, Published 3:19 p.m. ET

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A narcotics officer in Texas was taken into custody after he was rushed to a hospital and investigators searching his home found drugs he claimed were evidence, authorities said.

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On June 11, law enforcement responded to a metal shop in Hopkins County and found Jon Mykal Phillips unresponsive on the floor, KLTV reported, citing an arrest affidavit.

Phillips, a 34-year-old sergeant with the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, was treated and transported to an area hospital, where he was stabilized.

On the floor of the shop, near where Phillips collapsed, investigators found a torch lighter and glass pipe that contained what appeared to be a crystal-like residue, the affidavit states.

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Investigators secured a search warrant for Phillips’ Hopkins County home and allegedly found multiple drugs and paraphernalia, including marijuana, liquid methamphetamine, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and a syringe, according to the affidavit.

Deputies alleged in the affidavit that Phillips made multiple statements about the drugs and paraphernalia, ranging from making denials he knew anything about them to claiming that what was located at his home was “evidence” and officers were allowed to have it in their possession.

Phillips was being held at the Hopkins County jail on three drug possession charges, according to KLTV.


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