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Unrestrained child, McDonald’s bag filled with drugs found during Rock Hill traffic stop

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That’s definitely not on the McDonald’s menu.

Rock Hill officers found a McDonald’s bag containing marijuana and cocaine after a driver ran a red light Friday, according to a police report.

Police were on patrol near Cherry Road and West Main Street when they saw a white Oldsmobile run a red light and pulled the vehicle over. The driver, Akeem Bernard Ross, 22, said he didn’t know he ran the light, police said. The officers smelled marijuana, but both Ross and his passenger, Asia Howard, 19, said there were no drugs in the car.

After obtaining permission to search the car, officers found a McDonald’s bag in Howard’s purse with about 28 grams of marijuana and three individually packaged bags of cocaine, police said. The cocaine measured about .85 grams.

Howard was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon because she had a Taser, police said.

Ross was charged with breach of trust because the car was loaned to him by a friend, police said. He was also charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and a child restraint violation because his daughter was not in a car seat when officers pulled them over.

Howard was placed in the Rock Hill city jail and released Saturday on $3,000 bond, according to jail records. Ross remained in the York County Detention Center on Monday under $4,000 bond.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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