SCSO: Three men facing trafficking charges after deputies find nearly 40 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says three men have been charged after deputies found nearly 40 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on May 26.

Deputies say they stopped a car that was traveling behind another vehicle too closely on I-95. When speaking with the driver, authorities say they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a search of the car, deputies say they discovered 39 clear vacuum sealed pouches containing marijuana.

Authorities say 23-year-old Deandre Marquel Williams, 29-year-old Darrell Kasey Williams and 27-year-old Tevin Jermaine Fulmore were each charged with trafficking marijuana. Additionally, officials say Fulmore was charged with possession of methamphetamine because a bag containing a substance suspected of being methamphetamine fell from his pocket as he pulled out a bag of marijuana he was attempting to conceal. Authorities say $1,400 in cash was also found in Fulmore’s pocket.

According to authorities, all three men were booked at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and have since been released after they each met their bond.

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