Berkeley County traffic stop ends in drug arrest
A driver who was stopped for an improper turn last week was arrested after deputies found 20 pounds of marijuana and 51 grams of Ecstasy in his car, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
Montez Trivell King of Clement Avenue in North Charleston was charged with trafficking marijuana and trafficking MDMA, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Moon. King was released from the Berkeley County jail on $20,000 bail.
According to Moon, deputies stopped King’s vehicle Thursday on I-26 eastbound at mile marker 203 for making an improper turn. The driver appeared nervous, and deputies asked to search the car. King refused, and deputies called for a drug-sniffing dog to walk around the car. The dog indicated there were drugs inside. Deputies searched the car and found the drugs.
The marijuana has a street value of $92,130, and the Ecstasy was worth $5,100, according to Moon.