Report: 2 found with pills, pot and cocaine after sharing belief drug dealers were gone
Two men are spending time at the Hill Finklea Detention Center after a deputy was told all the drug dealers had left the area where they were taken into custody.
The arrests of Steven Elliott Prioleau and Jerry Germaine Houston Jr. were made early Wednesday in the Pineville area of Berkeley County. Officials say their arrests followed a traffic stop near the intersection of Matilda Circle and Highway 45.
According to a brief report provided by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Prioleau told a deputy he did not believe that any more drug dealers were left in the Willowood area after the sheriff's office conducted sweeps months prior. Prioleau stated, "that's crazy" when told drugs were still being sold in the area, officials say.
Deputies say they found 25 multi-colored, triangle-shaped pills in Prioleau's possession after a pat down. They say those pills were later tested and revealed to be ecstasy.
Houston, a passenger in the car, was in possession of 1.3 grams of cocaine and 11.38 grams of marijuana, officials say. The report states Houston was also in possession of a Taurus .45ACP handgun.
Prioleau is facing a charge of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy. Houston is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Houston's also charged with unlawful carry of a firearm.