Tonya McCutcheon
Tonya McCutcheon

Two people were arrested after authorities found evidence of meth production inside a vehicle during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning near Walmart in Greenwood.
Tonya McCutcheon, 30, of 321 Gatewood Drive, Greenwood, was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and driving under the influence in connection with the incident. Alvin Tucker Jr., 44, of Newberry, faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, open container and simple possession of marijuana stemming from the incident.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers and deputies from the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office cooperated with the arrest. According to a GCSO incident report:
SCHP troopers stopped a vehicle carrying the suspects at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday near the entrance of Walmart, 508 Bypass 72 NW. Troopers found an open beer can under the female suspect's feet, and a small bag of suspected marijuana on the male suspect. Officers also found coffee filters with meth residue, smoking pipes made of glass, two packs of Sudafed and other drug-related paraphernalia upon searching the vehicle.