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Scott drug suspects charged with child endangerment

Rain Smith • Jul 22, 2019 at 12:46 PM

GATE CITY — A large stash of meth, heroin and nearly $23,000 in cash has allegedly been seized from an Ohio pair who police say were traveling recklessly in Scott County with a child in the vehicle.

The initial arrest occurred earlier this month, but a weekend search of their impounded vehicle located a previously undocumented $19,700 in suspected drug money. It was on July 6 that a Scott County deputy stopped the Ford Mustang on U.S. Highway 23.

Driver Christopher Steven Bray of Bainbridge, Ohio, had allegedly been driving recklessly, then was removed from the car under suspicion of being under the influence of drugs. The Scott County Sheriff's Office reports a pat down of Bray found $3,061 in his pocket.

Bray's adult passenger, Lacee Seymour, also of Bainbridge, was accompanied by her 9-year-old son and two small dogs. Police K-9 Apache reportedly alerted to drugs in the vehicle, leading officers to 119 grams of meth and 15 grams of possible heroin. Several different pills, drug paraphernalia and pot were also allegedly found in the car.

Both Bray and Seymour were arrested and charged with child endangerment, two counts of possession of Schedule II drugs with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule III drugs with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule IV drugs with intent to distribute and simple possession of marijuana. Bray additionally faces charges of reckless driving, failure to have a valid license and driving under the influence.

The Mustang was seized and investigators conducted a search of the car this past weekend. Those efforts reportedly located an additional $19,700 in cash.

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