Police: Man charged with trafficking cocaine following foot chase

Published: Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - An attempt to break up a group of men gambling outside a North Charleston home resulted in the arrest of 22-year-old man on cocaine trafficking charges.

Willis Terrell Ivey was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine 28-99G, two counts of possession of crack in proximity to a school, and resisting arrest.

According to a North Charleston Police incident report, officers were approaching four men around 4:30 p.m. who were spotted gambling in a breeze way at 3310 Florida Avenue when the men scattered.

Police say one of the men, later identified as Ivey, pulled out a pistol from his waistband before running away.

The report states officers chased after Ivey, eventually catching up to him at the corner of Spruill Avenue and Grayson Street where he was arrested at gunpoint.

Officers say a search of Ivey uncovered a clear bag containing 29.7 grams of crack cocaine and a second clear bag containing 20.5 grams of cocaine. Police searched the area of the chase for several hours but were not able to locate the gun.

Ivey is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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