Sumter drug deal busted after suspect accidentally texts Deputy
Sumter, S.C. (WOLO) – Texting the wrong number is bad. Texting a deputy when you think you are texting your drug customer is even worse.
On Thursday (3/1), A Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputy received a text from someone asking to sell a quantity of marijuana.
An agreement was made that the unknown texter would meet up with his “customer” at a location on Broad Street. The texter gave a description of the vehicle he would be in. About 4:40 p.m., a vehicle matching the description of the one the unknown texter said he would be in, pulled into the agreed location with four people inside.
Deputies immediately conducted a traffic stop. Deputies reported smelling marijuana as soon as they approached the vehicle.
When deputies searched the vehicle, they discovered a clear plastic bag containing what appeared to be one ounce of marijuana, another clear plastic bag that contained about 21 grams of suspected marijuana, a third clear plastic bag that contained about 5.8 grams of suspected marijuana and another clear plastic bag containing about 2 grams of marijuana. Two digital scales and a box of sandwich bags were located inside the vehicle and confiscated. Deputies also seized three cellular telephones and $269.55 in US currency.
The driver, Carlos Tarell Wilson, 30, was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and released. A vehicle passenger, Quinton Marqise Jackson, 21, was charged with possession with intent to distribute and Michael Shannon, was also charged with possession of marijuana. A fourth person in the vehicle was not charged.