A Myrtle Beach officer said he smelled marijuana after stopping a man Wednesday night and then found more than 50 small bags and 64 grams of marijuana inside a car, a police report states.
At about 7 p.m. authorities pulled over a 2009 Honda Accord driven by 44-year-old Willie James Dantzler for a headlight violation, the report states.
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Police stopped the car in the area of 12th Avenue North and Oak Street and asked to see his driver’s license. He told officers he didn’t have one, and authorities stated they noticed a “strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle,” officers said.
Dantzler was placed under arrest in connection with not having a valid driver’s license, and police said he tried to move a small bag of marijuana from one hand to the other while being handcuffed, according to the report.
The man allegedly told police there was more marijuana inside his car, the report states. Officers searched the car, and said they discovered a black bag with about 51 small clear bags inside, scales, and four smalls bags of marijuana.
Authorities said they also found a clear jar with 14 small bags of marijuana inside labeled “White Russian OG,” the report states.
A red Solo cup with alcohol was found in the car’s console, according to police.
Dantzler was taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail and charged with driving under suspension, second offense, a liquor law violation, headlight violation, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, records show.