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They all said the heroin wasn’t theirs. Police arrested everyone, report says

Four people went to jail after Myrtle Beach police pulled over a car and said they discovered bags of heroin during a search, according to a police report.

Officers stopped a red Pontiac with paper tags that had a broken tail light about 11 p.m. Monday in the area of 3rd Avenue North.

Police learned the man driving the car only had an identification card, not a South Carolina driver’s license, but officers said they later learned he did have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, the report states.

Authorities searched through the vehicle and said they found a camouflage eye glasses case holding a brown powder that tested positive for heroin.

Police also said they found another bag that field tested positive for heroin. All four people in the car denied the heroin was theirs, so they all were arrested. “Due to South Carolina law, all offenders were constructively possessing the heroin,” the report states.

Bobby Barbour, 31; Nicholas Joseph Melito, 26; Patricia Norton Barbour, 58; and Sarah Ann Stiner, 23, were arrested in connection with possession of heroin, the report states.

Coastal Carolina University released a series of PSAs featuring recovering addicts, family members of addicts and county officials who speak about the heroin epidemic along the Grand Strand.

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