Bonifay Man Charged for Meth Trafficking

A Holmes County jury convicted Jeffrey Morrill on Wednesday of trafficking in more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.

More than half of the 159 victims were between 13 and 15 years old.

A Holmes County jury convicted Jeffrey Morrill on Wednesday of trafficking in more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.

Assistant State Attorney Brandon Young showed jurors during the one-day trial that officers discovered two bottles of methamphetamine liquid in Morrill’s barn on Oct. 16. Morrill, 32, of Bonifay, was suspected of stealing a trailer and officers went to his property to search for that item. They found two 2-liter soda bottles with 328 grams of liquid containing meth.

Young presented data from the National Precursor Log Exchange showing that Morrill had bought six boxes of pseudoephedrine, a chemical used to make meth, in the three months prior to his arrest and had been blocked three times from buying more.

Morrill was found guilty as charged of trafficking in methamphetamine over 200 grams.

Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson scheduled sentencing for July 16. Morrill faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and a maximum penalty of 30 years behind bars.


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