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Investigation leads to drug bust at Prescott motel

<b>Brenda Morrison</b>

<b>Brenda Morrison</b>

An undercover Yavapai County Sheriff's investigation led to two arrests on charges of selling drugs from a Prescott motel.

Detectives from the Special Crimes Unit arrested Brenda Morrison, 44, and Bruce Seymour, 30, on multiple charges involving the possession and sale of marijuana.

In early July, SCU detectives received information about ongoing drug sales at the Mile Hi Motel in the 400 block of Montezuma Street in Prescott. Working undercover, detectives bought a quantity of marijuana from Morrison, the motel manager. During the last week of July, detectives bought marijuana two more times from Morrison, including one buy of nearly one ounce.

Detectives scheduled another marijuana purchase on Aug. 12. Morrison explained that with her supply depleted, she was arranging for a pick-up from her Phoenix contact. Detectives learned that Morrison had asked Seymour to make the trip to Phoenix on Aug. 13 because several orders were pending.

Detectives tracked the efforts of Seymour on Aug. 13 as he drove into Yavapai County from the drug buy in Phoenix. Detectives with a canine deputy stopped Seymour on Interstate 17 near Badger Springs Road.

A search of the vehicle revealed more than four ounces of marijuana packaged in quantities for individual sale. Deputies arrested Seymour and booked him at the Camp Verde jail on numerous charges including possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy to possess marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale - all felonies.

They then went to the motel and arrested Morrison on charges of involvement in the drug sales operation. They booked her at the Camp Verde jail on three counts of possessing marijuana for sale, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, use of electronic communication to commit a felony drug crime, conspiracy to sell marijuana and transportation of marijuana for sale.

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