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Police arrest man after finding $10,000 worth of counterfeit shoes

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(Source: Springdale Police Department) (Source: Springdale Police Department)

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett said their department arrested a man after a traffic stop revealed over $10,000 worth of fake brand-named shoes.

On March 5, officers stopped a man for a traffic infraction and during the stop officers observed what appeared to be counterfeit shoes inside of the vehicle. The driver, 34-year-old Jamil Jones, allowed officers to look inside the vehicle. Officers located 72 pairs of what appeared to be counterfeit Nike shoes.

The shoes were seized and Jones was allowed to leave at that time pending investigation.

On March 6, officers called an investigator from the SC Office of Secretary of State who confirmed that the shoes were counterfeit.

Officers from the Springdale Police Department, South Congaree Police Department, an investigator from SC Office of Secretary of State and Blazer Investigations executed a search warrant at Jones' home, Cornett said. 

During that search officers located additional counterfeit items. The items consisted of counterfeit Ray Ban sunglasses, Ralph Lauren shirts, Coach hats, Louis Vuitton bags, Tiffany and Company earrings and several more counterfeit items, Cornett said.

Jones was charged and convicted of trademark/transporting or distribution of counterfeit goods last year in Lexington.

Jones was charged with trademarks/transporting to distribute counterfeit goods second offense.

He is currently awaiting bond hearing at Lexington County Detention Center.

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