NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A man is behind bars on charges of drug trafficking and failure to stop for blue lights after a police chase ended with officers seeing his car interior covered in cocaine, officials say.
Bond has been set at $110,000 for Ramon White.
According to an incident report, a North Charleston Police Officer was on Buchanan Street Thursday around 11:22 a.m. when he tried to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle that didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign.
The vehicle proceeded to Hugo Street, then to Spruill, Arbutus and Beech Avenue. The responding officer said he could see the suspect moving around a lot, constantly lifting himself off the seat.
The suspect allegedly left his car near the 1980 block of the road and fled on foot, eventually trying to crawl under a house on Arbutus Avenue. According to the incident report, the officer was able to detain him after grabbing the suspect's leg and pulling him away from the house.
Officers say when they went back to the suspect's vehicle, they saw a white powder throughout the interior; on the driver seat, floorboard and all over the inside of the doors. They found a vacuum-sealed bag containing the powder, presumed to be cocaine, on the floor.
After looking underneath the house, officers say they also found a plastic bag containing a large quantity of the substance.
White is currently being held at the Charleston County Detention Center.