Multiple people in Lancaster County have been arrested and charged with drug possession, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
James Brooks, 51, of Lancaster was arrested Monday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, according to a statement Tuesday from the sheriff’s office. Brooks was wanted by the Rock Hill Police Department.
A Lancaster deputy saw Brooks driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado truck near the intersection of Shelly Mullis Road and Charlotte Highway in Indian Land, the statement says. The deputy approached Brooks as he got out of his truck in a parking lot and Brooks was taken into custody.
After his arrest, deputies found a bag containing a crystal substance in Brooks’ shirt pocket, the statement says. A glass pipe was also found in the truck.
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Brooks was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was released Tuesday from the Lancaster County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.
Brooks was released to the Rock Hill Police Department on a Jan. 12 warrant for failure to return rental property.
Susan Renee Hayes, 40, of Indian Land was arrested Monday has been charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute Alprazolam, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of Oxycodone and Hydrochloride, according to the sheriff’s office.
Hayes remains in custody on a $40,000 bond.
Around 8:50 p.m. Monday, a Lancaster County deputy stopped a car for driving with an incorrect tag near the intersection of Fort Mill Highway and Charlotte Highway in Indian Land, according to a statement.
Hayes was the driver. There were two male passengers.
Hayes did not have a driver’s license or valid registration or insurance on the car, the statement says.
Deputies smelled the odor of marijuana in the car and saw an open beer in the front passenger floor, the statement says. Deputies searched the car and found multiple bags of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and pills.
One of the passengers was given a ticket for the open beer.
Deputies also found a glass pipe and more than $600 in the car, the statement says.
Hayes was also given tickets for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, failure to register vehicle, operating an uninsured vehicle and improper vehicle license, according to the office.
Amanda Harris: 803-329-4082