North Charleston police officials say they helped crack a drug-dealing operation after a traffic stop led them to 86 pounds of marijuana valued at nearly $400,000.
Antonio Myers, 29, of Mixedwood Drive near Ladson faces charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a school and trafficking marijuana.
Montae Seabrook, 29, and Richard German, 34, who both live at the Ashton Woods Apartments on U.S. Highway 78, also face a charge of trafficking marijuana.
Patrol officers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for a traffic violation near U.S. 78 and Interstate 26 on Wednesday, according to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor.
The driver, Myers, ran from the car but was caught a short time later. Pryor said officers found a "quantity of drugs in the area of the arrest."
Pryor said the arrest somehow led officers to Myers' house at 4457 Mixedwood Drive, where they found 35 pounds of pot, which has a street value of $159,000, and "significant amount of cash."
Officers and deputies then went to an apartment on U.S. 78 and found 51 pounds of marijuana, which is worth about $232,000 on the street.
Pryor said Myers used the U.S. 78 apartment in addition to the Mixedwood Drive house, but police did not immediately say how Seabrook and German were connected with the case.