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Jury Convicts Bonifay Man Of Drug Trafficking

After a one-day trial, a Holmes County jury convicted Jeffrey Morrill Wednesday of trafficking in more than 200 grams of methamphetamine, according to a statement from the State Attorney’s Office.

Assistant State Attorney Brandon Young showed jurors that officers found 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, the statement said. They found two 2-liter soda bottles with 328 grams of liquid containing meth.

Young presented data from the National Precursor Log Exchange showing Morrill 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 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, a $250,000 fine, and a maximum penalty of 30 years behind bars.