17 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop on James Island

17 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop on James Island
Man in jail after 17 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop on James Island (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A man is behind bars after being caught with 17 pounds of marijuana, found during a traffic stop.

25-year-old Casey Bonneau is charged with trafficking marijuana.

Bonneau appeared before a bond court judge Saturday morning and was given a $25,000 bond.

According to an affidavit, Bonneau was pulled over for a traffic stop near the intersection of Old Folly Road and Maybank Highway on James Island. During the stop, deputies found in Bonneau's possession a "quantity of green plant material."

There was approximately 17 pounds of the green plant material which "field-tested presumptive for marijuana," the affidavit stated.

Court records show Bonneau had been arrested two days before this incident for possession of cocaine. He was released on a $20,000 bond.

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