Crime & Courts

Body armor, gun, 4 kinds of drugs found in car with passed-out Columbia man, cops say

A Columbia man found passed out behind the wheel of a car at a gas station had body armor, a stolen gun and four kinds of drugs in the car with him, according to police.

Springdale police were called Sunday to the Raceway gas station on the 2200 block of Airport Boulevard about a man unconscious car, according to the Springdale Police Department. They found 34-year-old Brandon Scott, of Columbia, passed out in the driver’s seat of a car at a gas pump.

Officers found a stolen pistol in the car with Scott, who as a felon is prohibited from possessing a firearm, according to police. Also in the car were body armor, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and schedule II narcotics.

Police did not say what narcotics were in the car, but the Drug Enforcement Administration defines Schedule II substances as those with “a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.” 

Scott was taken to a hospital and examined before being taken to the Lexington County Detention Center on charges of unlawful carry of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of body armor, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of schedule II narcotics and possession of marijuana, according to police.