Paris police stopped a vehicle in the 10 block of E Booth St at 1:48 p.m on May 19, for a vehicle registration violation. The passenger was observed by the officer attempting to hide something under the seat. The officer then smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a small baggie of marijuana in the passenger’s purse and two pistols in the vehicle. The passenger, identified as 27-year old Zaquaria Shanae Thompson, of Hugo, Oklahoma, was found to have an outstanding felony warrant charging her with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She told police that she had just purchased the marijuana and also had her 4-year old son in the vehicle with her at the time. She was additionally charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and endangering a child by criminal negligence. She was taken into custody and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Later Tuesday afternoon at 2:35 p.m., officers located a vehicle in the 3700 block of NE Loop 286 that had been reported stolen out of Oklahoma. Officers were advised that the people who arrived at that location in that vehicle were inside a room. Police then located four people and methamphetamine in the room. Misty Dawn Campbell, 40, of Hugo, Oklahoma, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and Guillermo Santos Rodriguez, 39, of Paris, was arrested and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance. Both were later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 101 calls for service and arrested five people on May 19, 2020.