Friday, April 24, 2015
A routine traffic stop led police on a chase and ultimately in the arrest of a man. According to Kingstree Police Department officials, on Friday, April 24, officers attempted to stop Michael Scott Stevenson Jr. for an expired license tag. Stevenson did not stop and a chase ensued. Kingstree Police later blocked Stevenson's vehicle at the corner of Short Street and McFarlin Street in Kingstree. A pregnant female and her young child were passengers in Stevenson's vehicle. Stevenson was later taken into custody and booked at the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Detention Center. According to officials a search of Stevenson's vehicle produced marijuana. During the chase law enforcement claimed they witnessed an item that appeared to contain a white substance thrown from Stevenson's vehicle. According to officials the item was later retrieved and tested positive for cocaine. Stevenson has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, two counts of child endangerment, driving under suspension and numerous other traffic violations.
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