Man wanted after $65k in pot seized in Hanahan

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - Deputies arrested one man last week and are looking for another after seizing almost $65,000 worth of marijuana during a traffic stop and subsequent search at a home in Hanahan.

Agents with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 29-year-old Shawn Kowacich on Thursday after they found 14.5 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags in his vehicle.

Officers then executed a search warrant at 7414 Painted Bunting Way where they found 6 more sealed bags full of marijuana, $6,000 in cash, and drug paraphernalia.

Kowacich is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Authorities are still looking for 31-year-old Brian Verbarg, who resides at the home on Bunting Way.  He is wanted for trafficking marijuana.

The total value of the seized drugs was $64,940.  If you have any information on Verbarg's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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