Georgetown man arrested on drug charges after police stop speeding vehicle

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 10, 2013 

— A Georgetown man was arrested on drug charges after deputies stopped a speeding vehicle and then chased him into a wooded area on Monday, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

Kevin Benjamin Grant, 30, of Georgetown was charged with second-offense possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, second-offense possession with intent to distribute cocaine, hindering and obstructing police, giving false information to police and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Carrie Cuthbertson with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Grant was being held Wednesday at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Grant was taken into custody after deputies stopped a speeding vehicle about 9:30 p.m. Monday, and while the officers were talking to the driver they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the release. Grant was a passenger in the vehicle and tried to hide his identity with his hat, so deputies asked him to get out of the vehicle.

As the narcotics K9 approached the vehicle, Grant ran into a nearby wooded area, Cuthbertson said. Deputies chased after Grant and took him into custody.

When deputies searched the vehicle they found 114.8 grams of marijuana; two orange baggies of 1.8 grams crack cocaine; a clear plastic bag of 4.7 grams of cocaine and $7,154.00, Cuthbertson said. The driver of the vehicle was issued a speeding ticket and released.

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