Traffic stop results in multiple charges | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | October 5, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: October 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm
Two people are facing charges as a result of a Sept. 29 traffic stop on Industrial Road.
A deputy on patrol spotted the vehicle and ran the license plate number. The computer check informed him that the license plate belonged on a different vehicle.
While the deputy was ending his computer check, the driver pulled into an Industrial Road driveway and the deputy reportedly watched as the male driver switched places with the female passenger.
A computer check on the male occupant determined that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant filed by the Walterboro Police Department. The deputy took the man into custody and placed him in the back of his cruiser.
The deputy, returning to the vehicle, reportedly saw a portion of a bag sticking out from the woman’s clothing and asked what it contained.
The woman reportedly said that the bag contained marijuana. That led to a search of the vehicle which reportedly also discovered material for a one-pot meth lab.
Further checking determined that the license plate on the vehicle had been reported stolen.
The incident led to the arrest of Wayne L. Morris, 35, of Knights Avenue, on charges of receiving stolen property, improper display of license plate and manufacturing methamphetamine.
The female occupant, a 29-year-old, was given a citation for simple possession of marijuana.