Crime & Public Safety

Local man, woman charged with morphine trafficking

Larry Malphrus III
Larry Malphrus III

A Bluffton woman and Ridgeland man were charged with several drug offenses in Georgia, including morphine trafficking, according to a news release from the Kingsland Police Department.

Ashley Rae Warren, 26, of Bluffton and Larry Malphrus III, 27, of Ridgeland were charged after drugs were found in the Ford Ranger pickup truck Malphrus was driving in Kingsland, near the Georgia-Florida border, the release said.

According to the release, police stopped the truck in Kingsland at 9:26 p.m. Friday after someone reported that Malphrus appeared to be intoxicated. Officers called in a K-9 unit, which allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the truck.

Malphrus and Warren were charged with trafficking morphine and possession of clonazepam, hydromorphone, drug-related objects and marijuana.

Both are in the Camden County Jail, where they were denied bond for the morphine-trafficking charge, a jail official said Wednesday.