Two arrested on drug and weapon charges
by The Press and Standard | July 5, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 3, 2018 at 12:20 pm
An inoperable fog light ended up sending a Walterboro couple to the detention center the morning of June 27.
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office patrolling Hampton Street at 1:18 a.m. spotted the vehicle and pulled the driver over.
The driver reportedly told the officer that he was on his way to check on his mother and admitted that his license was suspended.
The deputy reportedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and could see green plant material near the gearshift.
The deputy asked the driver if there was a gun in the vehicle, and the man allegedly replied he thought there was but didn’t know where it was located in the vehicle.
The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and was searched. The deputy reportedly found a handgun magazine in his back left pocket and a digital scale in his right front pocket. The driver said he and a friend had been shooting the gun earlier and he had accidently left the magazine in his back pocket.
A second deputy responding to the traffic stop had the female passenger exit the vehicle.
As the search of the vehicle continued, the officer found an open alcoholic beverage on the floor near the passenger’s seat and a handgun between the center console and the passenger seat. The passenger reportedly said she had no knowledge of the handgun.
In the cargo area, the deputy reported finding two small zippered bags. One bag allegedly contained approximately seven grams of what appeared to be methamphetamine and 29 unopened and two opened strips of Suboxone. Suboxone is a narcotic used to treat opiate addiction.
The second bag reportedly contained a small amount of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana, a syringe and a glass pipe.
Throughout the traffic stop, both the driver and passenger denied having any knowledge of the items found in the vehicle.
The driver, Kim D. Drawdy, 28, of Walterboro, was issued a warning citation for defective equipment and arrested on charge of driving while under suspension, simple possession of marijuana, having an open container of alcohol, unlawful carrying of a hand gun, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a Schedule III narcotic with intent to distribute.
His passenger, Kristie M. Crosby, 25, of Walterboro, was arrested on charges of having an open container of alcohol, simple possession of marijuana, unlawful carrying of a handgun, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a Schedule III narcotic with intent to distribute.