NCPD: Two facing charges after drugs, gun found in car

NCPD: Two facing charges after drugs, gun found in car

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 22-year-old man is facing several charges after police say he was found in possession of cocaine, crack cocaine, and a handgun at a North Charleston gas station Tuesday night.

Herbert Louis Frasier III was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine 28-99G, two counts of unlawful carrying of a firearm, and two counts of possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

An incident report states officers noticed Frasier left his vehicle blocking a gas pump at Sunoco in the area of Leeds Avenue and Dorchester Road on Tuesday around 10:20 p.m.

Officers met with Frasier as the suspect was walking out of the store, and say he smelled of marijuana and alcohol.

Police say a search of the suspect uncovered a plastic bag containing 42 grams of cocaine, and $2,985 in cash in his pocket.

A passenger inside the vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Christian Rivers, was detained after he was spotted reaching on the floorboard and the center console, officers say.

The report states police searched the car and found 10.7 grams of crack cocaine in a plastic bag, a .40 caliber pistol with the serial number filed off on the driver's side floorboard, and a cup filled with an alcoholic beverage.

Rivers was charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession of pistols by certain persons, and open container.

Both men were arrested and transported to the Charleston County Detention Center. Frasier is being held on a $600,000 bond, while Rivers' bond was set at $200,000.

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