|Mother and sons arrested by Austin police after alleged drug buy|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Wednesday, 30 January 2013 10:02|
Details surrounding the arrest of a woman and her two sons at her Austin home on drug charges last week have been released by local authorities.
Taken into custody around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, January 22, were Brenda Sue Morris, 58, and her sons, Terry Morris, 41, and Eddie Morris, 37. The arrests were made at Brenda Morris’ home on Lawnview Drive in the Spicertown neighborhood of Austin.
Officers with the Austin Police Department and Sheriff’s Department reportedly conducted a drug buy at the home on the southwest side that evening. Those involved included Patrolman Greg Green, Deputy Shawn Mayer and Reserve Officers Mike Tscheulin, Derek Smith and Robert T.S. Hickman.
Brenda Morris was charged with two counts of dealing in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a legend drug.
The first two charges are Class B felonies, with the remaining two Class D felonies.
Terry Morris is charged with dealing in a controlled substance and conspiracy to deal, both B felonies. Eddie Morris’s charge is a single Class B charge of conspiracy to deal.
Dealing and conspiracy charges are based upon officers purportedly finding and/or having evidence of the trio’s alleged involvement with the addictive drug Opana.
Possession charges to be filed against the woman involve the drugs Hydrocodone and Clonazapam, advised Owens.
All charges were filed in Scott Circuit Court on January 24. Defendants’ initial court hearings also took place on Thursday before Judge Roger Duvall, and all entered not guilty pleas. The individuals are being held at the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg.