Checkpoint leads to marijuana arrest

Timothy Robert Gregowicz

A driver's license checkpoint in the Deer Park neighborhood led to the seizure of more than 7 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday night and the arrest of a man suspected of dealing it, North Charleston police said.

Police officers said they found about half the drugs in the car Timothy Robert Gregowicz, 26, was driving, according to a release. They found the other half at his home on East Tulan Road.

Gregowicz is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school. A bond hearing expected today. Police estimated the confiscated drugs have a total street value of $33,000.

Officers set up the checkpoint after citizen complaints about speeding. On Tuesday night, police also reported arresting three other people on charges of driving without a license and other on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest.