Traffic stop leads to discovery of more than 80 pounds of pot

Antonio Myers, Montae Seabrook and Richard German

North Charleston police officials say they helped crack a drug-dealing operation after a traffic stop led to 86 pounds of marijuana valued at $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, also face a charge of trafficking marijuana.

According to North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor, patrol officers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for a traffic violation near Highway 78 and Interstate 26 on Wednesday.

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 Highway 78 and found 51 pounds of marijuana, which is worth about $232,000 on the street.

Pryor said Myers used the Highway 78 apartment in addition to the Mixedwood Drive house, but the police did not immediately say how Seabrook and German were connected with the case.