Deputies locate guns and drugs during traffic stop

Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis says sheriff’s deputies stopped a driver of a vehicle on Shuler Street in Darlington for a traffic violation around 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

“When deputies approached, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” Chavis said.

“Deputies located a loaded 9mm handgun, a loaded .45 caliber handgun with an extended magazine, approximately 40 grams of marijuana, 4 oxycodone pills, several weight scales and approximately $2,500 in cash during a search of the vehicle.”

De’Antre Lamont Cooks, 21, of Franway Drive, Darlington, Tanner Gage Holloman, 18, of Wisteria Circle, Hartsville, and Shaquise Travon McFarland, 18, of Amewood Road in the Lydia community were all charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school and possession of a controlled substance.

Cooks and Holloman both face a charge of probation violation related to the incident and have been denied bond by a Darlington County magistrate. They remained in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center.

A Darlington County magistrate set bond at $60,000 for McFarland, who has posted bond and been released.

Author: Rachel Howell

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