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3 charged after chase, bag of ecstasy found on I-526

Morrow. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center) Morrow. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
McClair. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center) McClair. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Galliard. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center) Galliard. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) -

Three men are facing drug charges after officers uncovered a bag filled with over 900 ecstasy pills on the side of I-526.

James Morrow, Demarcus Galliard and Ronald McClair have each been given bonds of over $100,000. 

Officers say the incident started with a chase beginning on I-26 eastbound near the Ashley Phosphate Road exit around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. According to an incident report, North Charleston policemen on patrol spotted a white Dodge Ram going 75 in a 65 mph zone.

The officers tried to pull the car over, but it didn’t stop. One of the officers responding said he saw people moving things around near the center console of the vehicle as it continued down the interstate.

The car started to yield to the shoulder of the interstate as it approached the I-26, I-526 merge, the report states, so officers got out of their cars.  As the officers approached, the car was put back in drive and sped off.

Officers followed the car down I-526 West to the Glenn McConnell Parkway exit. The car eventually came to a stop at Magwood Plaza on Ashley Crossing Drive, and the suspects were detained.

While officers were still on scene, a passerby told them he saw something being thrown out of one of the car’s windows on I-526. 

Officers went back to the location to find a dark bag with 931 fully-intact ecstasy tablets and several broken ones, the report states. 

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