MYRTLE BEACH — Observing a mo-ped running a stop sign turned into something far more serious for a pair of Myrtle Beach police officers Thursday morning.
Johnnie Morris, 36, of Blue Street in Myrtle Beach was taken into custody for possession of drug or narcotic believed to be heroin, resisting arrest/giving false name and address, perjury/false information on a document, driving without a license and disregarding a stop sign.
The officers saw the vehicle run a stop sign about 9:30 a.m. at Sixth Avenue North and Chester Street and pulled over the mo-ped. They discovered Morris, who gave a false name throughout the incident, did not have a license, and couldn’t find any record of a license on file in South Carolina.
Morris finally admitted that he did not have a license and was taken into arrest at that time.
When police were searching the moped, they found a cigarette pack with wax paper and powdery substance that tested positive for heroin in the amount of 2.3 grams.
Officers also couldn’t find the owner’s information for the mo-ped and noticed some tampering with the wiring. Morris admitted to getting on the mo-ped off an “ally” on 10th Avenue, so the vehicle was impounded to be returned to its rightful owner.