Greenwood man faces drugs charges
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 7:47 AM
Police arrested a man Monday afternoon after allegedly finding several grams of pot in his vehicle during a traffic stop in south Greenwood.
Alex Morton, 28, of 525 Sumter St., Greenwood, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana in connection with the incident.
According to a Greenwood police report, agents from the Greenwood County drug task force were patrolling the area near East Cambridge Avenue and spotted the suspect driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Agents knew the man to have a suspended driver's license from previous encounters and followed him south to East Creswell Avenue. When the suspect turned into a grocery store parking lot near South Main Street without using a turning signal, officers initiated a traffic stop.When agents approached the vehicle, the suspect handed them a container that had two bags of a substance thought to be marijuana, as well as a digital scale, and said, "Here's what you're looking for." The amount of the suspected drug in the container totaled 104 grams. The suspect told officers all of the drugs belonged to him and a passenger in the car at the time had nothing to do with the pot, the report noted. Records indicated the possession with intent to distribute marijuana arrest was the suspect's third such offense.