Neeses man charged for drugs, weapon in St. Matthews
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Neeses man charged for drugs, weapon in St. Matthews

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St. Matthews Police Department

A Neeses man was charged with drug and weapon offenses after he was stopped for running a red light.

Rest area worker finds handgun in restroom

On Oct. 12, an officer observed a gold Honda Accord driven by a Neeses man, with two other occupants, run through a red light at the corner of Harry C. Raysor Drive and Bridge Street. The officer detected the odor of marijuana and saw a leafy substance near the driver.

Driver, passengers cited for drug, alcohol violations

Upon a search of the vehicle, more of the leafy substance was found, along with a scale. In the back of the car, a backpack containing a black and silver Taurus Millennium G2 9mm pistol was found. The pistol was confiscated.

The driver was charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

In other reports:

• On Oct. 11, while performing property checks, an officer observed a green Toyota Tacoma bearing Georgia tags parked in the middle of the road at Keitt Street and Johnson Street. The car had been seen swerving all over the road before pulling off. The license tag were expired. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected the odor of alcohol. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer found a 32-ounce bottle of beer and in the driver’s pocket was an open bottle of liquor. The officer wrote several citations, including driving an uninsured vehicle and liquor law violations. The car was towed.

Equipment stolen from work sites

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

• On Oct. 12, a Rock Hill man reported that he had left his white 2004 Ford F250 overnight at a residence in Elloree and someone broke into it. The unknown suspect took a tan duffel bag full of clothes, prescribed medication and a camouflage book bag with several knives and a knife sharpener in it. The value of the items was estimated at $850.

• On Oct. 10, a Columbia man reported that a St. Matthews man took his box truck to Sunshine Recycling in Orangeburg and sold it for scrap without his permission. He said he needed a police report to be able to buy it back. He stated that he had gotten the truck back and wanted to press charges against the suspect for theft of his truck.

• On Oct. 8, a Ladson man reported that someone had stolen his white Isuzu Ascender on Interstate 26 near mile marker 125. The value of the vehicle was unreported.

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