2 face drug, other charges after traffic checkpoint in Graves County
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Two people face drug and other charges after Graves County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic checkpoint Saturday night.
Harmon Brown, 55, of Mayfield faces charges of DUI 1st offense, operating on a suspended license, failure to produce an insurance card, two counts of possession of controlled substance 1st degree, methamphetamine and opiates (Hydrocodone pills), possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic offenses.
Lori Brown faces two counts of possession of controlled substance 1st degree, methamphetamine and opiates (Hydrocodone pills), possession of drug paraphernalia as well as the indictment warrant out of Marshall County.
The Graves County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a traffic checkpoint at the intersection of KY 97 and KY 94 in Tri-City on Saturday, September 9.
A vehicle driven by Harmon R. Brown pulled up to the traffic checkpoint. Authorities determined that Brown did not have a driver’s license, as his license was currently suspended.
A passenger in the vehicle, Lori Brown, 51, of Mayfield, had a valid driver’s license but deputies saw a plastic bag containing numerous pills in the vehicle as they were speaking to the pair.
Lori Brown had a current active indictment warrant for her arrest out of Marshall County Circuit Court for charges of possession of controlled substance 1st degree – methamphetamine as well as other drug related charges.
As deputies were arresting Lori Brown, standardized field sobriety tests were conducted on Harmon Brown. It was determined he was under the influence.
As the two were being arrested deputies found methamphetamine in a bag on the ground by the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
Both were arrested and taken to the Graves County RC Center where they were later transferred to an out of county detention facility.