Pair arrested on meth charges after traffic stop

(Source: Summerville Police Department)

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A traffic stop early Friday morning led to a meth bust in Summerville.

According to a Summerville Police Department incident report,19-year-old Victoria Kay Craver and 49-year-old Michael Cherry were charged with manufacturing meth.

A patrol officer spotted a pickup truck roll through a stop at Boonehill Road while leaving the Somerset Apartments a few minutes before 1 a.m.and pulled it over. Craver told the officer that she was moving to a new home. A check of her record returned a suspended license, the report states.

After officers spotted reportedly suspicious behavior, they asked Craver and Cherry to search the truck and Craver consented. A K-9 unit was called to the scene and the dog quickly marked several areas in the truck where it detected the presence of drugs.

A physical search of the area yielded several packs of pseudo-ephedrine, a bag of a white powdery substance that Craver identified as crushed Xanax, a propane burner, and several other items that are commonly used to manufacture meth, according to the report.

The report states officers found the pills, a collection of plastic bags, a blue straw and $1,400 on Cherry. Officers also found a bottle with a pink substance and several pellets, the report states, which Cherry identified as "shake and bake."

Both were arrested.

According to the report, while she was being questioned at police headquarters, Craver reportedly began wheezing and said she had a heart condition. After being checked out at Summerville Medical Center, she was taken to the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Cherry was taken to the Dorchester County Annex, the report states.