Traffic stop leads to arrest on weapons, drug charges

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) --{}An early morning traffic stop Tuesday led to the arrest of a Freer Street man on traffic, narcotic and weapon charges.

Marcus Dwayne Campbell, 37, was stopped at Dills Bluff and Williams roads around 1 a.m., police said.

According to police, Campbell was charged withpossession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, simple possession of marijuana, unlawful carrying of a handgun, possession of a stolenhandgun, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, failure to stop for blue lightand siren, improper lane change, driving under suspension{}and open liquor container in a vehicle.

Police said the arresting officer initiated the traffic stop after watching Campbell's vehicle cross the solid white line of the roadway, travel twice onto theunpaved dirt shoulder in the 1100 block of Dills Bluff Road and then make animproper right turn onto Williams Road.

Campbell then drove onto the front yard of a Williams Road home, accelerated around the side of the residence and struck aparked vehicle before stopping in the back yard, police said.

According to police, Campbell then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee butwas apprehended by the officers.

A loaded handgun was found in his right coatpocket. According to police, the handgun was reported stolen to the Charleston County Sheriff'sOffice on May 21, 2011. Police also confiscated 8.2 grams of cocaine, a gram ofmarijuana and $914 in cash.

A cup of alcohol also was found in the vehicle, police said. {}{}

The investigation is ongoing.