A car stopped after its driver allegedly crossed the center line around 1:37 a.m. Saturday led to a drug bust in which two people were accused of trafficking narcotics.
An Horry County police patrolman, “sitting stationary on (S.C.) Highway 544 ... noticed a green Ford Expedition (redacted) tag light inoperable,” according to an incident report.
Officer Mark Johnson wrote in his report that he pulled behind the vehicle after it turned onto 544 from Meadowbrook Road and “noticed the vehicle traveling across the center line,” so he initiated a traffic stop.
The woman allegedly behind the wheel, 35-year-old Amy Patton Gill told police she didn’t have a license and that the car belonged to her passenger, 34-year-old Bobby Andrew Wilson - a guy she didn’t really know, according to the report.
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Johnson noted that Gill “was acting suspicious.”
Wilson allegedly gave officers consent to search the vehicle, which Wilson said belonged to his uncle, according to the report.
Johnson noted he found a crack pipe in a cup holder and, under the driver seat, he located a small green bag that contained “several different types of narcotics.” Gill told police Wilson handed her the bag before leaving a friend’s house, but both were charged since neither claimed ownership of the drugs.
Gill, of Little River, is facing several drug charges, including the manufacturing, distribution or possession of cocaine and methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base and two counts of possessing other controlled substances. She is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center under bonds totaling $50,000.
Wilson, 34, of Longs, is also facing multiple drug charges, including the manufacturing, distribution or possession of cocaine and ice, crank or crack cocaine; trafficking in ice, crank or crack; two counts of possessing other controlled substances; and third-degree assault and battery. He is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center under bonds totaling $91,000.