Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Georgetown County

A Georgetown County man was arrested for drugs after deputies stopped a driver for speeding in southern Georgetown County Monday night around 9:30, according to a police report.

While sheriff's deputies were speaking with the driver, a strong odor of marijuana was detected, the report says. The passenger, Kevin Benjamin Grant, 30, of Georgetown appeared to be concealing his identity with his hat, and was asked to exit the vehicle, according to the report.

As the narcotics K9 was approaching the vehicle, Grant fled into the woods, deputies say. Sheriff's deputies pursued Grant into the woods where he was taken into custody.

Deputies say they found plastic bags containing a green leafy substance, two orange baggies of an off-white rocklike substance, a clear plastic bag of white powder and $7,154 inside the car.

Grant was taken into custody and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base Second Offense, PWID Marijuana, PWID Cocaine Second Offense, Hindering and Obstructing Law Enforcement, False Information to Police, and Drug Paraphernalia.

Grant was taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing. The driver was issued a speeding ticket and released.