A North Charleston police officer who pulled over a car with tinted windows Monday ended up confiscating 14.3 ounces of marijuana and $787 from a man who ran from the car, according to a police report.
Antonio Darmaine Burroughs, 34, of Sangaree Parkway in Summerville, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in the proximity of a school.
About 3:30 p.m. Monday, Officer Katherine Anne Kirkland was patrolling in the Pepperhill subdivision when she saw a car with dark window tinting that she thought might have been over the legal limit.
She stopped the car, but the driver pulled over and jumped out, slinging a blue backpack over his shoulder, the report said.
The driver ran into a backyard and jumped a fence. Kirkland chased him and found him in a nearby yard. Officers found the backpack in a trash can in another yard. Inside, in plastic bags, was 14.3 ounces of a substance that field-tested as marijuana. Police also found $787 cash on the suspect, the report said.
Burroughs was convicted of drug charges in 2000. He was sentenced to prison for a term not to exceed five years under the Youthful Offender Act.
Burroughs was out of jail on $25,000 bail after having been arrested by Charleston police Oct. 31 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.