Police: Rock Hill man found with 103 grams of pot, $6,000 cash in locked safe under bed

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comAugust 5, 2013 

Darrell Meeks

— A Rock Hill man who police arrested Saturday after finding him with 103 grams of marijuana allegedly stashed more than $6,000 in a safe he kept under his bed, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m., officers patrolling Summit and Saluda streets stopped a blue Mercury Grand Marquis when the driver turned without using his turn signal, according to a Rock Hill police report. Police spoke with the three men inside, but could “immediately” smell marijuana while speaking with the 25-year-old driver.

Police searched the men and found 103 grams of marijuana, a .40 caliber handgun and $159 cash on the front seat passenger, Darrell Meeks, 27. They found 4 grams of pot on 29-year-old Maurice Meeks, who sat in the back seat, the report states.

Police arrested both Meeks men and took them to jail. Police issued a search warrant on Darrell Meeks’ Lige Street house and found a black safe under the bed in the master bedroom and opened it with keys they confiscated from Darrell Meeks during his arrest.

They found $6,800 cash in the safe, the report states. They also found a black plastic box behind the TV stand that contained 10 plastic bags with 1 gram of marijuana in each. In a black backpack on the floor were 14 plastic bags holding 1 ounce each of pot, the report states.

Police found a digital scale in the kitchen on top of a cupboard, and a small scale in the master bedroom on the dresser, the report states. The county’s multijurisdictional drug unit seized the money.

Police charged Darrell Meeks with purchase of controlled substance within proximity to a school, possession of a stolen pistol, unlawful carrying of a weapon and two counts of possession of Schedule drugs. He is held at the York County Detention Center on a $95,000 bond.

Maurice Meeks was charged with possession of marijuana. He was released from jail Monday on a more than $10,000 bond.

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