Drugs, gun, stolen car found after arrest of Moncks Corner man

MONCKS CORNER, SC – A Moncks Corner man is in jail after U.S. Marshals and Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies say they found him in possession of marijuana, cocaine, a firearm and a stolen vehicle.

Terrance Simmons, 29, was arrested in Moncks Corner early Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of Yaremich Road.  According to a police report, authorities found Simmons hiding under a sink.

Simmons was wanted by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office for criminal domestic violence charges related to a domestic dispute earlier this year in Moncks Corner, the report states. Authorities believe Simmons was involved in the dispute.

When Simmons was located Wednesday, U.S. Marshals and Berkeley County sheriff's deputies found him in possession of 11 pounds of marijuana, a 9mm Uzi firearm, cocaine and a stolen vehicle belonging to an Army National Guardsman.

"Guns and drugs coupled with fleeing from law enforcement are a potentially lethal combination.  This situation highlights the danger fugitives like Mr. Simmons put our communities in.  People work hard for their property and we are fortunate enough, in this case, to be able to return that item to its rightful owner." said Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for South Carolina.

Additional charges will be pursued by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, which is currently investigating the items found during the arrest.  Simmons was transported to the Berkeley County Jail.

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