The Sulphur Springs Police Department’s Special Crimes Unit arrested 36 year old Monerius Montral Barnes after a SCU investigation into the sale and possession of cocaine. During the investigation, SCU investigators conducted four separate undercover buys of cocaine which led to a narcotics search warrant at the residence in which Barnes would sell his narcotics.
The undercover buys resulted in approximately 5.5 grams of cocaine. The search warrant executed by SCU investigators, SSPD detectives, SSPD patrol, and Hopkins County detectives led to the recovery of approximately 6.4 grams of cocaine inside the residence.
Barnes was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams in a Drug Free Zone, two charges of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams in a Drug Free Zone, and two charges of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance less than 1gram in a Drug Free Zone. He’s currently held at Hopkins County Jail on $150,000 bond.