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Traffic stop results in drug arrests

Friday, November 7, 2008

Two Brazil women were recently arrested for drug related charges after a traffic stop.

On Wednesday, Brazil City Police Department Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill followed a vehicle with two people inside that had a taillight out for a brief period before initiating a traffic stop after 11 p.m.

The driver of the Ford Escort pulled over in the parking lot of the Speedway Gas Station, 301 W. National Ave., Brazil. Patrolman Jeff Bucklin and Reserve Patrolman Eric Vanatti arrived afterward to assist with the stop.

When Hill questioned Kori C. Nevins, 31, he discovered she did not have a valid drivers' license. When he asked her to step outside of the car, which she did, Hill reported seeing what appeared to be drugs in plain sight inside the car door.

The officers also asked the passenger, Susan M. Burrows, 26, to step out of the vehicle.

During questioning, both women consented to a search request by the officers.

Nevins had prescription drugs she did not have a doctor's slip for and an open alcohol container inside the car.

Officers found Burrows was in possession of approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine allegedly packaged for sale, an undisclosed amount of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, which included digital scales and a stack of an undisclosed amount of money.

Both women were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Clay County Justice Center Wednesday.

Nevins was booked on preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance and a traffic infraction, while Burrows was booked on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

However, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office modified the charges Thursday.

Nevins' charges were amended to a class D felony (punishable with a maximum of three years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine) possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, a class D felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance and a class A infraction (punishable with a maximum fine of up to $10,000) of driving while suspended.

Burrows' charges were amended to a class D felony possession of methamphetamine, class D felony possession of controlled substance, class A misdemeanor (punishable up to one year imprisonment and a $5,000 fine) charge of possession of paraphernalia and a class B misdemeanor (punishable up to 180 days imprisonment and a $1,000 fine) visiting a common nuisance.

When the two women later appeared in Clay Superior Court, Judge Blaine Akers appointed Geoffrey Creason as Nevins' defense counsel and attorney James Organ as Burrows' counsel. Both women were scheduled for separate jury trials but on the same date, March 2, 2009.

Jail officials confirmed to The Brazil Times Friday evening that both women remain incarcerated at this time without bond while awaiting further court proceedings.

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How can you charge someone eith possession of something if it was packaged for sale? What about intent to sale?

-- Posted by backatit on Fri, Nov 7, 2008, at 7:19 PM

And the arrests just keep coming ~ way to go (again) BPD ~ Welcome Back Officer Hill ~ great arrest ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Nov 7, 2008, at 8:33 PM

Keep them coming... 2 down and more to go!!!


-- Posted by sassypants on Sat, Nov 8, 2008, at 7:15 AM

Welcome back Kenny Hill and Anya. Good way to start work. Thanks for protecting us. Keep up the good work. God bless

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Sat, Nov 8, 2008, at 9:41 AM

Excellent job Brazil PD. Drug arrests just keep booming in they really are making a difference.

-- Posted by Pro Se on Sat, Nov 8, 2008, at 2:00 PM

So,was Ms. Burrows aware she was having a mug shot not a photo shoot? What is with the cheese grins going on there?

-- Posted by tickedoff on Sat, Nov 8, 2008, at 10:49 PM

Good job!

-- Posted by Pro Se on Mon, Nov 10, 2008, at 8:25 AM

lilmomma ~

Another comment that insinuates that you are close to criminal activity in Clay County ~ why don't you inform the law enforcement agencies with your information?

-- Posted by karebabe on Mon, Nov 10, 2008, at 8:46 AM

More fine looking Clay County specimens. Where do they find them?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Nov 10, 2008, at 6:56 PM

this post is for graydog:why would you assume that everyone who uses drugs,street or prescription,are not "smart".educate yourself and sweep your own porch.nobody said that drugs were"good"for "us",yet people right in your own town,neighborhood,possibly your own home are addicted to pain pills,anti-depressants,and/or alcohol.does this make them "not too smart"? like i said,educate yourself and sweep your own porch.

-- Posted by badsamaritan on Tue, Nov 11, 2008, at 10:20 AM

Sweep your porch? what are you talking about?

-- Posted by sassypants on Tue, Nov 11, 2008, at 11:02 AM

backatit....they would have to have so many grams of it for it to be intent to deal...

-- Posted by Z_2382 on Tue, Nov 11, 2008, at 3:38 PM

I agree with bad samaritian I work in a profession where I treat alot of different people of a variety of educational levels, and ethnic groups and yes, even "smart" people are addicted and you would be VERY SURPRISED how many "professionals" are addicted. I do agree we have a drug problem but honestly I see all these people who are on legal drugs (antidepreeants, anti-anxiey, pain pills, muscle relaxers, and so forth), and I would much rather someone someone smoke pot and drive instead of driving around with all this crap in their system. I do not due drugs but not everyone who does drugs are bad people some times they try to self-medicate themselves to treat depression. I agree people who are cooking meth or messing with coke need to be locked away but with the jails so full of drug users we need to try to to rehab these people and sometimes intervention can turn someone's life around.

-- Posted by backatit on Tue, Nov 11, 2008, at 6:56 PM




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