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Cops: Gun, drugs found in car at Walterboro traffic check point

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Authorities arrested one woman on gun charges and issued citations to two others during a traffic safety check point in Walterboro late Friday.

Walterboro Public Safety officers were working a check point on Paul Street just before midnight when a 2003 Chevrolet Impala pulled up and officers detected a smell of alcohol.  Officers said when they asked the occupants in the vehicle if they had any alcoholic beverages, the driver, Asia Robinson, handed over two open Four Lokos.  Officers then searched the vehicle and found a bag containing 3 grams of marijuana inside a shoe on the floor of the backseat.  

Officers also found a 9MM pistol stuffed between the passenger seat and center console, near the passenger Ashley Speaks.

Speaks was arrested and charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and cited for open container.  Robinson was cited for driving under suspension first-offense and open container.  Another passeneger, Javante Johnson, was cited for simple possession of marijuana.

Robinson and Johnson were released at the scene and Speaks was taken to the Colleton County Detention Center.

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