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Police: Improper parking, gun threat lead to 2 drug busts in Rock Hill

James Varnadore
James Varnadore Rock Hill Police

Two people were arrested on methamphetamine and other drug charges after separate incidents in Rock Hill Sunday, according to Rock Hill Police.

An officer on patrol saw an improperly parked pickup at the Bestway Inn on Riverview Road about 7:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report. A woman identified as 22-year-old Megan Moon had her feet hanging out of the open door and was trying to remove the stereo system from the truck. The driver, James Dustin Varnadore, was asleep in the driver’s side.

Officers checked them for warrants and learned Varnadore was wanted by Rock Hill police for grand larceny, the report states. They searched a small black plastic box Varnadore had been holding and found several empty plastic bags, a soda straw and a small plastic bag containing 1.3 grams of methamphetamine and a blue pill.

Moon became concerned officers were wrongfully arresting Varnadore and said he wasn’t the person they were looking for, police said. Officers told her several times to leave the area and go back to her motel room but she refused.

Moon was charged with hindering police. Varnadore was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to police documents.

Gun threat over bong

In an unrelated incident, 23-year-old Charles Jolly was arrested on drug charges after allegedly threatening a woman with a gun because he wanted his bong back.

The victim said Jolly came to her Marshall Street home about 8:20 p.m. Sunday and was threatening her with a gun because he wanted his bong back, according to a report. She told police she didn’t see a firearm but that Jolly told her he had one in his vehicle.

Officers searched Jolly’s vehicle and found about 3 grams of marijuana, 1 gram of methamphetamine and a single dose each of Xanax and Alprazolam, the report states. Jolly told police he came to the home “to get his property back” from the victim but said he didn’t threaten her with a gun, a report states.

Jolly was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct offering violence, police say.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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