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Sheriff’s Office

An Orangeburg man is facing a first-offense possession of cocaine charge after deputies became suspicious of him at a traffic safety checkpoint on Wednesday night.

After a small, dark vehicle arrived at the Muriel Street safety checkpoint, a deputy asked the driver for his license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

The deputy noted that the odor of marijuana was coming from the inside of the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

A deputy asked the driver if he had any marijuana in his possession.

The driver stated that marijuana was inside the vehicle, the report states.

Deputies asked the driver to step out of the Kia, They began to search it.

Moments later, they allegedly found marijuana in the center console along with a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.

An investigator searched the driver and found a small, clear baggy with a powdery substance believed to be cocaine in his left front pants pocket, the report said.

Deputies then placed the driver under arrest for simple possession of marijuana and first-offense possession of cocaine.

In a separate incident, a Neeses man reported Wednesday afternoon that someone burglarized his man cave on Park Street.

He said the burglar gained entry by removing an air conditioning unit from a window.

The man cave owner reported that a double-barrel Stevens 12-gauge shotgun, a .22-caliber pellet rifle and liquor were missing.

The value of the missing items is $805.


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