Cops: Vehicle search uncovers 33 grams of crack, cocaine

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man was arrested Monday night after police say a search of the suspect's car uncovered nearly 33 grams of cocaine.

According to a release, when 25-year-old Franklin Jackson drove past police officers on McMillan Avenue Monday night at 11:10 p.m. officers could smell marijuana coming from the car. Officers followed Jackson's car, an orange Dodge Magnum, to the parking lot of Bossez Lounge on St. Johns Avenue.

Police say they could once again smell marijuana after Jackson and two passengers got out of the car. After confronting Jackson, the suspect told police he had a small amount of weed in his pocket and gave it to the cops.

The release states officers searched the Magnum and found two clear plastic bags – one containing 13.4 grams of white powder, the other with 19.3 grams of white rock. Both were tested and identified as cocaine.

Police say Jackson admitted the drugs were his, so the two passengers were released.

Jackson was arrested for simple possession of marijuana, trafficking cocaine base, and trafficking cocaine. He is being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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