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Brady enters plea deal for meth operation at apartment
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One of three people busted operating a meth trafficking operation out of a residence at Green Acres Apartments has taken a plea deal, while the two others are keeping their options open.
The lone person taking a plea, Latricia R. Brady, 26, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of possession of meth and was directed to serve 180 days of an eight-year sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs.
According to warrants against the three, officers were dispatched to the residence to help a probation officer who was there to conduct a search. McMinnville police officer Bobby Anderson reported they were eventually granted permission to enter the apartment and it didn’t take long to find a gram of meth inside Steffen Brady’s bedroom along with six digital scales, a marijuana pipe, and a 9 mm handgun clip containing 10 rounds. A search of Ms. Brady’s purse yielded even more meth as 5.3 grams were found.
Police also discovered a surveillance system they believe the residents were using to monitor the parking lot outside their apartment.
“A wireless camera system was posted at the entrance to the apartment and into the parking lot,” Anderson wrote in his warrants.
Police say they also found drugs on Tammy Crusinberry, the third member of the alleged drug conspiracy. Anderson said it was noticed she had two varieties of pills in one pill bottle that was on her person.
“She asked if she was going to be charged with them and the officer said ‘most likely’ and then she started shoving them into her mouth,” Anderson recalled, noting the officer chased the woman into a bedroom where he was able to get most of the pills out of her mouth before she swallowed them.
Along with trying to swallow the pills, police say Crusinberry had $394 concealed in her bra which she tried to hand to another person in the apartment when police began their search.
Crusinberry and Steffen Brady have their plea or trial dates set for Aug. 26. Mr. Brady faces more charges for running from deputies a few days after the Green Acres bust in a chase that ended with a deputy being injured when he was run off the road by Brady.