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Man arrested with drugs, handgun

Man arrested with drugs, handgun

Tega Cay Police arrested a Lancaster man for drug possession and illegally carrying a handgun, according to a Tega Cay Police report.

At around 10 p.m. Dec. 16 near the intersection of Dam Road and Highway 160 W., officers stopped the driver of a car for running a red light, the report states. As officers approached the car, they could see the driver moving towards the backseat. He was ordered to freeze and place his hands on the wheel, the report states. At that time, an officer allegedly saw a handgun on the backseat of the vehicle.

The officer also allegedly saw a bag of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The man was identified as Johnathan Neil Anderson, 24, of Lancaster. He was arrested and charged with illegally carrying a handgun and possession of marijuana.

Teens caught shooting squirrels in TC park

Two 18-year-old Tega Cay boys were apprehended by police for shooting squirrels with pellet rifles, according to a Tega Cay Police report.

The teens on Dec. 17 were spotted on a walking trail near the Tega Cay Swim Club wearing camouflage and carrying rifles. Police questioned the boys and learned they had been shooting squirrels with the weapons.

Neither suspect had a hunting license. Police informed the teens that Tega Cay is a bird sanctuary and no hunting, or discharge of firearms under any circumstance, is allowed. The teens were issued citations and court summons for hunting without a license and illegal discharge of a firearm inside city limits.

Woman victim to phone scam

A Fort Mill woman lost $1,250 as part of a phone scam, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The 33-year-old woman told police on Dec. 17 that a man in India called her and told her she had received an $8,000 grant from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To receive the money, she was instructed to send “transfer payments” via Western Union to the man, according to the report.

She sent two payments earlier this month and both were received. She soon realized the so-called grant was a scam, and she never received any money.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel

Police reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement agency records. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.