Improper turn leads to discovery of cocaine, pills in Rock Hill traffic stop

Bodiford Rock Hill Police

Two women were jailed on drug trafficking and distribution charges after a Rock Hill traffic stop Sunday, according to law enforcement records.

Stephanie Louette Bodiford, 34, of Brandon Lee Court in Rock Hill, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and trafficking a schedule II drug, according to jail records. She was placed in the Rock Hill city jail and released Monday on $6,000 bond.

Kadeshia Monae Jackson, 21, of Pickens Street in Rock Hill, was jailed on the same charges and released Monday on $8,000 bond, according to jail records.

Officers initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer on the 100 block of Dave Lyle Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. Sunday because the driver made an improper turn and was driving without lights on, according to a police report. The driver, Bodiford, was upset and crying and said her roommate had taken some money out of her hiding spot at home.

The officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the car and asked Bodiford for consent to search it, which she granted, police said. The front seat passenger, Jackson, gave officers permission to search her pockets, in which they found a small baggie of marijuana.

A change purse in the car contained three pieces of straws with white residue on them, and a second change purse contained three individually wrapped baggies of powder cocaine and 25 oxycodone pills, police said. Another half a pill was also in the purse.

Bodiford told officers she and Jackson purchased the cocaine and oxycodone together. Both women said a male passenger in the car with them knew nothing of the drugs. The male passenger was released at the scene.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala