Deputy finds drugs after traffic stop


A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Friday night resulted in the arrest of a man on drug-related charges.

Augusta Abram, 32, allegedly had seven bags containing suspected marijuana in his vehicle when it was stopped by Cpl. Vince Edwards for a traffic violation at the intersection of Highways 63 South and 54.

Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Chris Drye said in a probable cause affidavit that the suspected marijuana weighed 10.2 ounces.

A set of digital scales also was found in the vehicle, and Abram had $766 in cash on his person at the time of arrest, police reported.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Abram on Tuesday after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bridgforth told Abram to come back to court at 9 a.m. July 9.