Traffic stop leads to arrest of Lexington County man for transporting counterfeit goods

March 7, 2014 

— A 34-year-old South Congaree man was charged Wednesday with transporting counterfeit goods after a Springdale Police officer noticed what he thought were fake Nike sneakers in the man’s vehicle during a traffic stop on Tuesday. The 72-pairs of sneakers were seized by police and later confirmed to be counterfeit by the SC office of Secretary of State.

A later search of Jamiel Jones' home by state and local investigators turned up more counterfeit items including Ray Ban sunglasses, designer dress shirts, Coach hats, Louis Vuitton handbags, Tiffany earrings and other items, the Springdale Police said.

The value of the counterfeit sneakers was estimated at almost $10,000, police said.

Jones was convicted in 2013 of transporting counterfeit goods. He was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center Thursday night.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

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