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Police arrest alleged prescription forger

Ennis police detained a suspect after he was accused of trying to pass a forged prescription at CVS Pharmacy Monday.
Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said Officer Brad Sherrard, Sgt. Fred Pontley and Police Chief John Erisman reported to the 605 W. Ennis Ave. business regarding a prescription that had not been verified by the hospital it came from. Hopson said Erisman detained the suspect at the scene while police questioned employees, who stated the hospital the prescription came from had no doctor on staff that matched the name on the prescription and had reported a missing prescription pad.
According to Hopson, the suspect gave a false name to Erisman and when asked for identification the suspect said he had none on him. A search of the man resulted in a driver’s license not belonging to the suspect and a wallet containing the man’s true driver’s license.
Michael Thomas, 27, of Desoto was charged with forging/altering a prescription, failure to identify and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Traffic stop leads
to drug arrests
Officer Eddie Salazar arrested two on drug charges after a routine traffic stop Tuesday, resulting in one being released into parent’s custody due to being a minor.
Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said Salazar observed a vehicle run a stop sign at McKinney St. and W. Milam St.
After stopping the vehicle Salazar spoke with the two occupants inside and noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Salazar reported finding marijuana seeds in the driver’s lap and a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, in the laps of both the driver and passenger.
Det. Sgt. Dorinda Clark arrived at the scene to provide assistance and Hopson said a search of the vehicle resulted in finding a CD case with marijuana residue and three bags containing the green leafy substance.
Both suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Ennis police department where they were identified.
It was discovered the driver was a juvenile and was released into parent’s custody.
Julian Fira, 17, of Palmer was charged with possession of marijuana less than two ounces.

Burglary arrest made
An Ennis man is in jail after allegedly breaking into a home in the 300 block of S. Elm St. Tuesday.
According to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, at 6:13 a.m. Officer Mark Mahoney was dispatched to the residence regarding a burglary in progress, assisted by Capt. Domingo Galban, and upon arriving found two subjects yelling at each other outside.
Mahoney spoke with the suspect, who claimed he used to live at the residence and was attacked by the complainant. Mahoney reported the complainant said the locks had been changed since the suspect moved from the residence but the suspect kicked in the door to gain access.
Francisco Bernal, 43, of Ennis was charged with burglary of a habitation.

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