Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest, investigators say

Charged with trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana, reckless driving and failure to stop...
Charged with trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana, reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights and siren.(Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 9:40 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2022 at 1:14 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The City of Columbia Police Department reports they were conducting a traffic stop when the driver of a Nissan Altima drove off.

The driver was identified as Marshal Smith by the Columbia Police Department.

CPD says Smith has been charged with trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and failure to stop for blue lights and siren.

Officers say the driver began throwing a large number of narcotics out the window of the car.

Once officers were able to get the driver to stop, he ran out of the vehicle and was chased down and taken into custody.

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