A South Carolina man was taken into custody on Jan. 3 after leading law enforcement officers on a lengthy car chase. The incident started in Anderson County when the offender, who allegedly possessed drugs, refused to pull over for a minor traffic infraction.
Police in South Carolina say that a gift card concealed in a woman's brassiere led to the discovery of 14 grams of methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop in the early morning hours of Dec. 13. A 35-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man were taken into custody in connection with the drugs. The two Lancaster County residents were both transported to the York County Detention Center according to media reports. The man is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and is being held on a $40,000 bond. The woman faces methamphetamine possession and trafficking charges and is being held on a $65,000 bond.
South Carolina police used an informant to purchase drugs on three different occasions from the same person over 13 days in November 2018. The undercover work led to a drug bust that recovered six grams of heroin, 13 grams of cocaine and over $4,000 in cash. Authorities also found a gun at an apartment where the man was found and taken into custody.
South Carolina police took a man into custody after going to the wrong mobile home while responding to a domestic violence call. The 29-year-old had already been facing gun charges when he was found in a bathtub at the residence in Hidden Creek Mobile Park. During a search of the property, authorities found more than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine that had been placed inside of 19 baggies.
Two men face possible life sentences after a South Carolina jury unanimously found them guilty of conspiring to distribute significant quantities of cocaine between January and November 2017 in the Myrtle Beach area. They were taken into custody shortly after North Myrtle Beach Police Department officers and federal agents discovered drugs and about $143,000 in cash in their hotel room.
Not everyone accused of selling marijuana here in South Carolina faces the same type of charges. Some are charged with standard drug distribution. Others, however, are charged with drug trafficking. Which type of charge a person is facing matters greatly, as trafficking carries much harsher penalties.