NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say they tased and arrested a suspected drug dealer early Sunday morning after he tried to run away from them in the parking lot of a North Charleston night club.
North Charleston Police Department officers say they were patrolling the parking lot outside the Blue Magic Sports Bar & Grill around midnight when they saw what appeared to be a marijuana cigar sitting inside a parked Chevrolet Cobalt. Officers waited for the owner to return, and around 2 a.m., a man returned to his vehicle.
Police then told the man, 20-year-old Darrell Kasey Williams, to stand still but he took off immediately. Police said Williams' pants fell down as he tried to run and one of the officers fired a shot from his X-26 Taser, which struck Williams in the left buttock.
Williams then fell to the ground and was restrained by officers. Police searched the suspect and found over $2000 in cash in his pocket.
During a search of the Chevy Cobalt, officers found two marijuana cigars, two bags containing 44 grams of marijuana, a box of "Good Sense" plastic bags, a digital scale, and a sealed mason jar containing "trace amounts of marijuana."
Police also found a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the car.
Williams was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol and was taken to Roper Hospital for treatment.