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Traffic stop uncovers 57 grams of pot in Rock Hill

A traffic stop in Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon led police to arrest a man accused of having nearly 57 grams of marijuana and $1,900 in cash.

An officer originally pulled the 27-year-old Rock Hill man over on Mt. Gallant Road for driving in the road’s median for fifty yards instead of properly using a left turn lane. When the officer approached the car, he could smell marijuana, according to the police report.

Authorities say the driver, James Antrell Smith, told the officer he was driving with a suspended license. The officer then detained Smith outside of the car.

When police asked Smith whether anything illegal was inside his car, he admitted to having marijuana in the center console, according to the report. There, officers say they found about 57 grams of the drug contained in two plastic bags.

During a search, officers also found Smith with $1,900 in cash, the report states.

Smith was charged with first offense possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, police records show. Rock Hill officers notified the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit of the arrest and drug confiscation.

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