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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Drug Charges Result From Traffic Stop

   Drug charges were filed against a Lawrenceburg man during the weekend when he was stopped regarding a traffic violation.

   According to reports filed through the Lawrenceburg Police Department Saturday, officers conducted a traffic stop after observing the driver of a red 1996 Chevrolet Caviler fail to stop at the First Avenue/Second Street intersection.

   Officers report that driver Butch Harris Luffman, 31, of 213 Frank Street, Lawrenceburg, was unable to provide proof of insurance. After obtaining permission to conduct a search of Luffman’s vehicle and person, officers report finding two Lortab pills in his pants pocket and a Xanax pill and Morphine capsule in his shirt pocket.

   Inside Luffman’s vehicle Officers report seizing tweezers and two spoons bearing burn marks. Luffman allegedly told officers that he used the spoons to “melt the morphine.” He indicated to officers that he “had a problem with drugs and wants help.”

   Luffman was placed under arrest on charges that include failure to stop for a traffic control device and simple possession of Schedule I, III and IV drugs.

   Luffman will be required to answer the charges through Lawrence County General Sessions Court on Thursday, February 5, 2009.