Police: Traffic stop leads to drug dealer's arrest

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say they have arrested a 34-year-old man after officers found a backpack full of drugs in North Charleston.

The North Charleston Police Department charged Antonio Darmaine Burroughs of Summerville with possession with intent to distribute drugs.

On Monday afternoon, officers stopped a Chevrolet Impala at the Pepperhill community after observing that the tint of the vehicle's windows appeared darker than the legal limit. According to investigators, when the Impala stopped, Burroughs put on a backpack, ran and jumped a fence.

Officers say they were able to find Burroughs at a backyard. When officers asked Burroughs where the backpack he was wearing was, Burroughs told the officers that he was not carrying a backpack.

A police report states that a backpack that was found in the direction that the suspect was running to was found. Inside of the backpack, officers say they found a total of 14.3 ounces of marijuana that was packaged in several baggies.

Authorities say that the incident happened within one-half mile of Pepperhill Elementary School and the suspect was additionally charged with possession with intent to distribute in 1/2 mile proximity of a school.

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