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Ecstasy, pot and a chase: How a traffic stop in Conway landed one man in jail

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Conway police found a gun, ecstasy and marijuana after a traffic stop and foot chase near Highway 378 Saturday, according to a release from the department.

Omar Steele, 35, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with unlawful carrying of a handgun, possession of a weapon by certain person, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of MDMA, third offense.

Officers initiated a stop around Grainger Road and Highway 378 after the suspect allegedly made a traffic violation.

Steele then ran from the vehicle during the stop and police took him into custody after a chase, according to the department.

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J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Authorities said Steele had a handgun, ecstasy and marijuana.

Steele was released from jail two days after the incident, online records show.

The Sun News Reporter Hannah Strong is passionate about making the world better through what she reports and writes. Strong, who is a Pawleys Island native, is quick to jump on breaking news, profiles stories about people in the community and obituaries. Strong has won four S.C. Press Association first-place awards, including one for enterprise reporting after riding along with police during a homicide. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Winthrop University.

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