Moncks Cormer man charged in drug bust

2011-04-08T03:00:00Z Moncks Cormer man charged in drug bustBy MARTHA ROSE BROWN, T&D Correspondent The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL -- A routine traffic stop by the Holly Hill Police Department resulted in the arrest of a Moncks Corner man on five drug charges and one traffic violation on April 1.

Holly Hill Police Chief Robert Wunderlich said his department took 54-year-old Wilbur Cross Jr. of Moncks Corner into custody in the early morning hours near the intersection of Eutaw Road/Highway 453 and Bennett Circle.

Wunderlich said an officer initially stopped Cross for "failure to dim headlights" but observed that Cross was driving under the influence.

"We determined that he was not intoxicated on alcohol but that he had taken drugs and admitted to taking drugs," the police chief said.

He said the officers discovered Cross had a "quantity of drugs on his person," including methamphetamine tucked in his clothing. They also found marijuana, an "unknown" substance and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, Wunderlich said.

He said the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety was analyzing the unidentified material to find out what it was.

Cross did not have a rap sheet, Wunderlich said, adding that his department was "filing paperwork in an attempt to seize (Cross's) vehicle."

Cross was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to dim headlights, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II narcotic, possession of a Schedule IV narcotic and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school.

He was released on a $21,000 surety bond, Wunderlich said.

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