Two jailed on drug charges after SUV rear ends tanker truck in Rock Hill

Burton Rock Hill Police

Two people were jailed on drug charges after their vehicle rear ended a tanker truck Wednesday, according to Rock Hill Police.

Cynthia Burton, 33, of Springdale Road in Rock Hill, was charged with DUI and possession of heroin, according to a police report. She was placed in the Rock Hill city jail, where she remained Thursday under $13,800 bond.

Additionally, a 28-year-old York man was charged with possession of marijuana and released after posting $620 bail.

A Ford Expedition rear ended a tanker truck on the 1500 block of Saluda Road about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to a police report. The man was found passed out in the front seat, and the driver, Burton, didn’t want to cooperate with officers. Officers saw a syringe on the floorboard and a half-smoked blunt and lighter on the man’s seat, a report states.

Inside the vehicle, officers found materials used to smoke crack and other drugs, and a partially used package of syringes, police said. A glass pipe commonly used to smoke crack was found on the floorboard near Burton’s feet, and police also found a small bag of heroin.

The man was taken to Piedmont Medical Center to be evaulated for a potential overdose, police said. Burton was extremely drowsy and constantly fell asleep while walking into the jail. During intake, police say they found four syringes in her bra.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082