Crime Briefs

by | August 9, 2018 5:00 pm

Last Updated: August 8, 2018 at 10:46 am

Drug charges
follow traffic stop
A Walterboro man was arrested on four drug charges following a traffic stop at Robertson Boulevard and Hampton Street Aug. 4 at 12:40 a.m.
A city police officer pulled the driver over after he allegedly failed to dim the high beams on his headlights when passing oncoming vehicles.
When the officer began interviewing the driver, he reportedly smelled marijuana and asked the driver about the aroma. He reportedly admitted smoking marijuana in the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle, searchers reportedly found a bottle containing four rocks of crack cocaine, an orange pill bottle containing six MDMA pills, a bag of marijuana, two handguns and a black electronic scale.
The discovery led to the arrest of Antonio D. Cooper, 30, of Walterboro, on charges of possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of MDMA and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tag violation leads to charges
A Yemassee man was arrested on five charges after a Walterboro police officer pulled him over on a traffic stop at East Washington Street and Neyle Street Aug. 3 at 9:30 p.m.
A computer check had reportedly determined that the man’s license had been suspended for cancellation of his insurance. The driver, reportedly admitted that his license had been suspended for the fourth time. Another computer check determined he was previously convicted as a habitual traffic offender.
As he was being taken into custody on the traffic charges, the driver was reportedly asked if there was anything inside the vehicle. He said there was some marijuana in the center console, the report said. A look inside the console allegedly found a jar containing four plastic bags of marijuana. In the back seat, the officer reportedly found a hookah, a water pipe used to smoke marijuana.
The driver began complaining of stomach pains and was transported to Colleton Medical Center for an examination.
The examination completed, the driver, Tremain R. Terry, 25, of Yemassee, was booked into the Colleton County Detention Center on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, habitual traffic offender, driving while under suspension and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Mower taken from front yard
A resident of Lodge Highway in Smoaks called the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 6 after he returned home to find that someone had removed a trailer containing a $2.500 riding lawn mower and a lawn trimmer from his front yard.
The man said when he had left home on Aug. 6 at 8:06 a.m. the trailer was in the yard. When he returned at 6:17 p.m., it was gone.

Interstate traffic slows to a crawl
Traffic in the northbound lanes of I-95 was severely restricted the afternoon of Aug. 4 when Colleton County Fire-Rescue and the South Carolina Highway Patrol had to handle a multiple-vehicle collision.
Safety forces were sent to the 55-mile marker shortly after 3 p.m. They found a recreational vehicle and two other vehicles involved in the collision.
There were no injuries reported, but the overturned recreational vehicle was blocking most of the interstate’s northbound lanes.
The interstate was completely blocked for about 15 minutes and then traffic was restricted to one lane for well over an hour.

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