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Brooks, Ky. woman allegedly pawns $5,700 violin for $40

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Sonya Morris (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Sonya Morris (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Brooks, Ky. woman pawned a violin for less than 1 percent of its worth -- all so she could support her craving for synthetic marijuana.

According to a news release, 31-year-old Sonya L. Morris brought a $5,700 violin to the Cash America Pawn shop on Preston Hwy., near Fern Valley Road, and pawned it for $40.

The problem, according to police, was that the violin didn't belong to her. On Thursday, Jan. 30, police brought Morris in for questioning, and she allegedly admitted to stealing the violin and pawning it, "to support a spice habit."

Morris was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, according to police.

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