A traffic stop by Myrtle Beach street crimes and K-9 units on Thursday night later turned into a large drug bust leading to several arrests and multiple drugs seized, authorities said.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the car. The driver of the car was arrested and charged with simple marijuana possession and an unnamed traffic violation, according to Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with the Myrtle Beach police.
The passenger of the car was also arrested and found to be in possession of 43.1 grams of marijuana and 2 grams of crack cocaine, according to authorities, and was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and third-offense possession to distribute crack cocaine.
The investigation later led to officers executing a search warrant at a Myrtle Beach home where the following items were seized:
– 495.5 grams (1.09 pounds) of molly
– 248.2 grams of cocaine base
– 260 slips of heroin
– 2.3 grams of powder heroin
– 10.6 grams of marijuana
– Smith and Wesson .38 special plus 50 rounds of ammunition
– two drug presses
– numerous boxes of unused heroin slips
– three scales
– other used cooking equipment
Police said three people at the home were arrested in connection with drug charges, one of which is a known gang member with a violent history.
Authorities have not released the names of those arrested, or where the arrests took place.
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