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Deputies locate guns and drugs during traffic stop

November 6, 2018

DARLINGTON, S.C. – A traffic stop turned into a drugs and guns bust last week in Darlington.

Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a driver of a vehicle at approximately 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Shuler Street in Darlington for a traffic violation, according to Sheriff Tony Chavis.

“When deputies approached, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” Chavis said. “Deputies located a loaded 9mm handgun, a loaded .45 caliber handgun with an extended magazine, approximately 40 grams of marijuana, four oxycodone pills, several weight scales and approximately $2,500 in cash during a search of the vehicle.”

De’Antre Lamont Cooks, 21, of Franway Drive in Darlington, Tanner Gage Holloman, 18, of Wisteria Circle in Hartsville and Shaquise Travon McFarland, 18, of Amewood Road in the Lydia Community were all charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school and possession of a controlled substance.

Cooks and Holloman both face a charge of probation violation related to the incident and have been denied bond by a Darlington County Magistrate. They remain in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center.

A Darlington County Magistrate set bond at $60,000 for McFarland, who has posted bond and been released.

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