Rock Hill traffic stop leads to bath salts arrest

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 25, 2013 

— A Florida man traveling through Rock Hill was charged with possession of bath salts this weekend after police found him carrying the drugs in his pockets during a traffic stop.

At about 1:15 a.m. Saturday, police stopped a gray Nissan truck on Cherry Road because of an issue with the car lights. The officer spoke with the driver, who said there was nothing illegal in the vehicle, according to a Rock Hill Police report. Police smelled alcohol coming from the car, found a glass pipe in the front passenger door panel and could see a cup in the center console.

The passenger, Brannon Garrett Lacey, 35, told police the cup, filled with a mixed drink and ice, belonged to him, the report states. Police asked another passenger to step out of the car before asking all three men again if they had anything illegal on them.

That’s when Lacey removed two containers of bath salts from each of his front pants pockets, the report states. Police found more bath salts in another passenger’s jacket, but he said the jacket wasn’t his.

All the bath salts, the report states, belonged to Lacey, who added that he bought them in North Carolina. Police charged Lacey with possession of bath salts, the report states. He was released Saturday on a $3,000 bond.

The other men were released at the scene.

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