Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Graves County

Routine traffic stop in Graves Co. leads to drug bust
Jeremy Bruff (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Department)
Jeremy Bruff (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Department)
Alicia Morrison (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Department)
Alicia Morrison (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Department)

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A western Kentucky couple is now in jail facing a long list of drug charges after what started as a routine traffic stop.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says deputies stopped a car on the KY 121 Bypass at around 8:51 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016, for "multiple traffic violations."

Jeremy Bruff, 37 of Arlington, was the driver.

Alicia Morrison, 27 of Hickory, was the passenger in the car.

As deputies walked up to the vehicle, they report smelling the strong odor of marijuana, so they ordered the couple out and searched the car.

The deputies found not only marijuana, but scales, weights, and plastic baggies used to sell it.

They also found a glass pipe and a straw containing methamphetamine, a needle filled with an unidentified substance, 30 unidentified pills in a bottle, and counterfeit money.

Bruff and Morrison were arrested, and charged with a long list of drug and drug-trafficking charges, including Trafficking in Controlled Substance in the 1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Bruff also faces several traffic violations, Wanton Endangerment, and five counts of counterfeiting.

In addition, Sheriff Redmon says Bruff already had an indictment on an unrelated crime in Graves County and an warrant out for his arrest.

Both are being held at the Graves County Jail at the time of this report.

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