Police: Traffic stop near Clover nets drug, weapons charges

James Burris
James Burris

A traffic stop late Saturday night ended with new weapons and drug charges for two men with previous drug convictions.

Police charged Reshawn Marshall Lowry, 26, and James Matthew Burris, 27, both of Clover, on six drug and weapons charges, including trafficking cocaine and weapons charges.

S.C. Highway Patrol troopers pulled over the 2013 Hyundai around 10 p.m. Saturday outside Clover near the North Carolina state line, then called York County drug agents, said Marvin Brown, commander of the county drug unit.

Police seized 5 grams of crack cocaine, 19 grams of cocaine, marijuana, 47 “ecstasy” pills, and a .38 pistol that had the serial number removed, Brown said. Police also seized $1,700 in cash and the vehicle.

Under state and federal law it is illegal for felons to possess firearms. Online court and jail records show that Lowry spent 18 months in prison for a set of 2011 drug convictions, and the arrest Saturday shows both men have previous felony drug convictions.

Lowry’s bond was set at $65,000 Sunday, while Burris is being held under a $56,000 bond, according to jail records.