A routine traffic stop by a Kingstree Police Department (KPD) officer ended in over six pounds of marijuana confiscated and a suspect on the run. Law enforcement is looking for Deangelo Alston, 30, of Myrtle Beach who fled on foot after a high-speed chase.
On May 21, around 4 a.m., the officer stopped a Dodge Durango after detecting an odor of pot in the air as he passed through the area the Durango was traveling at Wheeler and Longstreet Streets and as he continued to follow the driver down Longstreet Street. Alston is alleged to have been driving 46 in a 35-mile zone.
According to a KPD Incident Report, Alston was asked if he had pot in his car, to which he said no. After repeated requests for him to get out of the car, he drove off and a high-speed chase ensured that would include Williamsburg County deputies.
During the pursuit, Alston is alleged to have driven through multiple stop signs and driving at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour areas throughout the city. Alston eventually jumped out of the car on Wheeler Street and fled on foot, leaving the vehicle in drive causing the car to hit a fence.
Officers searched the car and confiscated what appeared to be six vacuum-sealed bags containing a leafy green substance and weighing over six pounds in the trunk. A warrant has been issued for Alston. Anyone with information can call the KPD at (843) 355-5435. Callers do not have to reveal their name.