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Speeding stop leads to foot chase, drug bust

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCIV) -- Deputies say they stopped a speeding car and got suspicious when the passenger looked like he was trying to hide his identity with his hat.

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, July 8 around 9:30 p.m., deputies initiated the traffic stop and while they were speaking with the driver, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana.

Deputies also said the passenger "appeared to be concealing his identity with his hat" so he was asked to get out of the vehicle.  

Once the suspect saw the narcotics K9, he ran off into the woods.

Sheriff's deputies chased the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Kevin Benjamin Grant, into the woods where he was taken into custody.

Deputies say a search of the vehicle revealed plastic bags of green leafy substance (about. 114.8 g), two (2) orange baggies of off-white rocklike substance (about. 1.8 g), a clear plastic bag of white powder (about. 4.7 g) and $7,154.00.

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

The driver was issued a speeding ticket and released.

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