North Charleston police arrested two men Monday after finding heroin and pills during a traffic stop.
Officers pulled over a gray Chevrolet Cobalt with a broken tail light on Ashley Phosphate near Rock Street shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to an incident report.
The driver, 37-year-old Eric Worten of Cates Bay Highway in Conway, appeared nervous when asked for his license and registration, the report states. Backseat passenger, 22-year-old John Belton of Tanbark Court in Goose Creek, was not wearing a seat belt. A third man was seated in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.
Worten was asked to step out of the vehicle. Officers noticed he had his left hand closed tightly. When asked what was in his hand, Worten told police it was heroin, the report states.
The item, a white wax paper with tan powder, tested positive for heroin.
Officers searched the car and found a scale used to weigh drugs and a pill bottle under Belton’s seat containing more than 80 Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, 10 more wax strips and a brown rock-like substance, weighing 5.2 grams, that tested positive for heroin, the report states.
Worten was charged with possession of heroin. Belton was charged with trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
The third man in the vehicle was let go with no charges.
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