BCSO: Two arrested after deputies observe drug deal at gas station

Provided/Berkeley County Sheriff's Office

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people on a number of drug charges after deputies say they noticed a drug deal at a gas station and then conducted a traffic stop for a faulty brake light and headlight.

"Yesterday evening, a deputy was patrolling the area of College Park Road and Highway 78. Our deputy turned into the Spinx gas station in the area and witnessed a hand-drug transaction. Once the parties involved with the transaction saw the deputy, they quickly disbursed. The vehicle involved, a white Toyota, exited the parking lot of the Spinx," the department states.

A traffic stop was conducted on the white Toyota after the deputy noticed a faulty brake light and headlight, according to the department.

The driver was identified as 39-year-old Lisa Marie Harvey and the passenger as 33-year-old Justin Dwayne Waddle.

"Harvey was visibly nervous and was asked to step out of the vehicle. The reason for the traffic stop was explained to Harvey and she was asked for consent to search the vehicle. She was also asked if she sold or bought anything illegal at the Spinx gas station. She told deputies no. Waddle was asked to step out of the vehicle as well and gave consent to be searched," the department states.

According to deputies, during the search of the vehicle, deputies located:

  • Approximately 5.0 gross grams of a crystal substance that tested presumptive for methamphetamine sitting on the front passenger floor where Waddle was sitting.
  • 12.5 dosage units of an orange round pill inscribed with "MYLAN 345" (Diazepam - Sched. IV)
  • 2 dosage units of an orange, round pill inscribed with "P 2" (Dilaudid - Sched. II)
  • 4 dosage units of a green round pill inscribed with "15 M" (Oxycodone Sched. II)
  • 0.5 dosage unit of a green, rectangle pill inscribed with "S 90 3" (Alprazolam - Sched. IV)
  • Approximately 7 dosage units of a white, rectangle pill inscribed with "G 372 2" (Alprazolam - Sched. IV)
  • 1 dosage unit of a white, rectangle pill inscribed with "G 372 2" (Alprazolam - Sched. IV) (located in the floorboard of the driver’s seat)
  • A small spoon that had a white residue coated on it that tested presumptive for cocaine base (located in Harvey’s purse)
  • $184 located in Harvey’s purse and $1,250 in her pocket

After the vehicle search, Harvey and Waddle were both arrested and transported to the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, the department states.

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