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Darlington County deputies arrest two men following Monday night traffic stop

November 28, 2018

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Two men, one from Hartsville and the other from West Columbia -- were arrested Monday night on drug-related charges after Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported assault with a pistol at a Gilcrest Road residence.

En route to the incident deputies located a vehicle matching description of the vehicle involved in the incident and make a traffic stop near North Governor Williams Highway, according to a release issued by the agency.

“Deputies were able to smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle uncovered approximately 30 grams of marijuana, 65.6 grams of methamphetamine, 237 ecstasy tablets, 32 Adderall pills and 19 oxycodone hydro-chloride pills.

Deputies arrested Jeremy Jay Smith, 32, of Hartsville, and Stefon Shinard Simmons, 26, of West Columbia.

Smith is charged with trafficking in ecstasy, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent distribute marijuana and possession with intent distribute a controlled substance. Smith was previously released on bond in November 2017 for possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon with the case still pending in General Sessions Court.

Simmons is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, driving under suspension and disregarding a stop sign.

Both are being held at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center and were expected to appear before a Darlington County Magistrate Tuesday afternoon.

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