SOMERSET, KY - According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Jones reports that two individuals are in custody following a traffic stop that occurred on Friday, February 2, 2024.

Pulaski County 200The investigation began when Detectives from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division were conducting interdiction on Boat Dock Road. Detective Trent Massey observed a white Pontiac commit a traffic violation and conducted a stop of the vehicle on Boat Dock Road.

Detective Massey approached the vehicle and upon making contact with the driver, Desmond D. Scruse, age 32, of Louisville, KY, observed a bag of Marijuana in plain view.

Detective Tan Hudson arrived on scene to assist.

Detectives removed Scruse from the vehicle, along with a female passenger, Brittany Sarah Scheiman, age 26, of Macon, Georgia.

Detectives searched the vehicle.

Upon searching, Detectives recovered the Marijuana from the driver’s door, a large quantity of Methamphetamine in a bag in the center console, digital scales, glass pipe, syringes and baggies. Detectives located $300.00 Cash on Scheiman.

Both Subjects were transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center for booking.

While being booked at the Pulaski County Detention Center, Deputy Jailers located $2,350 in U.S. Currency hidden on Scruse’s person.

Desmond Scruse was charged with:

  • Driving Motor Vehicle using Hand-Held Mobile Telephone
  • Careless Driving,,Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd of greater offense (> 2 grams of Methamphetamine)
  • Trafficking in Marijuana (Less than 8 oz.) 2nd Offense

Brittany Scheiman was charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st offense (> 2 grams of Methamphetamine)
  • Trafficking in Marijuana (Less than 8 oz.) 1st Offense
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess

In total, Detectives recovered:

  • Approximately 351.4 grams of Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 23.9 grams of Marijuana
  • $2,657.00 in Cash

Both subjects were lodged at the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Photos of the accused courtesy of the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Photo of Pulaski Sheriff's logo and seized Contraband (Credit: The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office).

This case remains under investigation by Detective Trent Massey of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.

The Pulaski County Narcotics Division was assisted in the investigation by Deputy Brett Thomas of the Patrol Division.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.

NOTE: As of this publishing, according to jail records no bond or court date has been set for either of the accused.


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