Traffic stop leads to drugs/counterfeit money bust

August 24, 2010 On Sunday (8/22) at 3:11 p.m., a detective observed a vehicle with no registration tag traveling southbound on Interstate 95 one mile north of Route 896. The officer stopped the car and approached the vehicle at which time he immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior.

Police say Horace was driving with a suspended South Carolina license and his passenger, Myers, was hiding a small baggie of marijuana in his right sock.

Both men were removed from the car and detained as officers searched the interior. Inside, they found a large amount of cash concealed in a space behind the dashboard. Further investigation revealed there was $10,210 dollars in counterfeit money hidden in the vehicle.

Both men are charged with four counts of forgery in the first degree, conspiracy in the second degree and possession of marijuana. Horace was also charged with maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, failure to display license plate and driving with a suspended license.

Horace was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $6,100 secured bail. Myers was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $20,600 cash bail.

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