Crime

August 11, 2014

Newberry man arrested after deputies find 2 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

A Newberry man has been arrested after police found him in possession of more than two pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop, according to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office.

A Newberry man has been arrested after police found him in possession of more than two pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop, according to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office.

Deundrea Morquiel Elkins, 27, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, second offense; possession of drug paraphernalia and not having a driver’s license, according to Sheriff Foster.

Elkins has been released on a $20,000 personal appearance bond.

Deputies were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Whitener Road, near Wilson Road, last Tuesday when a dark-colored vehicle was observed attempting to avoid the checkpoint, Foster said.

Police say the vehicle was later identified as a Lexus.

As deputies approached the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle and attempted to walk away, Foster said.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed more than two pounds of marijuana, according to Foster.

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