Traffic stop leads to drug bust | Crime
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a West Columbia man on drug charges after he failed to stop at a stop sign, according to sheriff’s deputies.
The report said on Saturday officers observed 22-year-old Chase Jasper Williams fail to stop at a stop sign in West Columbia.
Deputies say a traffic stop was initiated.
When officers approached the vehicle they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the passenger side of the car, the report stated.
Deputies asked Williams if he had recently smoked marijuana and he replied “no,” and that he just came from a house where people were smoking at, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Officers advised Williams to stick out his tongue and observed a yellow film on it, the report stated.
Deputies say yellow film on the tongue is a good sign that an individual has recently smoked marijuana.
The report said Williams allowed officers to search his vehicle.
Upon the search, deputies located a camouflage bag in the front passenger seat that contained clear plastic baggies filled with green plantlike material, the report stated. Officers also located two glass jars, with marijuana, a box of sandwich bags, a scale and other items consistent with the selling and distribution of marijuana, along with a white bag of yellow pills, deputies say.
The report said Williams admitted to having sold marijuana, and that he was on his way home.
Williams was arrested.