NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police arrested two men late Tuesday night after finding cocaine, marijuana, and a handgun inside their vehicle during a traffic stop in North Charleston.
Officers with the North Charleston Police Department say they were patrolling the Dorchester Terrace neighborhood when they saw a 2003 Lincoln turn onto Cosgrove Avenue from Azalea Avenue with using a new turn signal. Police stopped the vehicle and said they detected a strong odor of alcohol when the driver rolled down his windows.
Police said that after the men inside the vehicle, 28-year-old Jerrod Tyler and 25-year-old Eric Glenn, admitted that they had been drinking, police asked to search the vehicle. The incident report states that Tyler, the driver, replied, "Go ahead and search y'all won't find anything [sic]."
During the subsequent search police found about 1.7 grams of cocaine and 1.6 grams of marijuana. They also found a fully loaded .40 caliber handgun.
When neither man would claim the drugs or the handgun, both were charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and simple possession of marijuana.