Sindarius Thornwell Arrested in May, Charged with Marijuana Possession
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The night of May 22, 2016 is one Gamecock guard Sindarius Thornwell will never forget.
At 7:20 p.m., Thornwell’s Chrysler 300 was following a Chevy Tahoe on Knox Abbott Drive in Cayce. The Tahoe turned into a private driveway, but because Thornwell was following too closely, the star guard’s Chrysler nearly hit the Tahoe. Thornwell abruptly changed lanes and came inches from sideswiping a second car during the lane-switch. An officer, pursuing both Thornwell’s car and the Chevy Tahoe, pulled Thornwell over for following too closely and an improper lane change.
The officer checked Thornwell’s license, which was suspended, due to a failure to pay two traffic tickets. Thornwell was placed under arrest initially for his suspended license. According to the report, the officer smelled marijuana coming from Thornwell’s Chrysler 300, which prompted a search of the vehicle.
During the search, two blunts containing marijuana were found. Thornwell’s car was towed by Tillman’s Towing, while Thornwell was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center.
According to Cayce Public Safety, Thornwell has paid the fine for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.
USC basketball coach Frank Martin said last week Thornwell will play this season, but did not list a specific date.