Rock Hill traffic stop nets cocaine, open container arrest

staff reports, The Herald


A Rock Hill man was arrested on cocaine distribution and open container charges after a traffic stop this weekend on Cherry Road.

An officer patrolling Cherry Road had “reasonable suspicion” that the driver of a Ford Taurus was trying to avoid police. The officer initiated a traffic stop and called for back up, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

Police immediately noticed a plastic cup with what appeared to be beer inside. Officers also noticed a “white liquid substance” on the driver’s nostril, the report states.

Police searched the driver and found a clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance, which was later identified as 1.86 grams of cocaine.

The driver, Alexander Hiller, 47, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, third offense, and open container of beer, according to the report.

He remains in custody at the York County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.