Bible drug smuggling suspect faces more charges

By GINNY COOPER/Staff Writer

Larry Keith Morris, 57, was arrested and charged with the unlawful possession of GHB, unlawful possession of marijuana, manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation on April 14.



Morris, of Shelby, was originally arrested on March 25 after allegedly using Bibles to smuggle suboxone, a schedule-three opiate, into the Shelby County Correctional Facility, and released on bail on April 1.

Morris was rearrested April 14 and charged with manufacturing meth within 500 feet of a “residence, place of business, church or school” and the “clandestine laboratory operation actually produced any amount of a specified controlled substance,” according to charging documents.

Morris was also charged with possession of GHB, an illegal drug used as an intoxicant or date rape drug.

In addition, Morris was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, for the “use or possess with the intent to use” items including “scales, syringes, pipes to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, compound, convert, prepare, test, analyze pack, repack, store, contain or conceal, to-wit: weighing injecting and smoking a controlled substance,” according to court documents.

Morris was also charged with possessing “an amount of marijuana for personal use,” according to documents.

Morris is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $517,000.