Checkpoint nets drug bust

Published 6:33 pm Wednesday, August 8, 2012

David J. Pope

A traffic checkpoint on Aug. 4, netted marijuana, cocaine and other drug paraphernalia from an underage passenger in a stopped vehicle, said a statement released by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
The vehicle was stopped at approximately 1:30 a.m. at the roadblock on Highway 264 West in Washington. An open container of alcohol found within the vehicle led to a search that turned up a bag of suspected cocaine, according to the statement.
Deputies arrested David J. Pope, 17, of Cherry Run Road, Washington. After his arrest, a second bag with four smaller bags containing suspected marijuana was found in the Pope’s sock, according to Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Pope was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.