Traffic stop yields possession charges

Published 7:34 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012


A Blounts Creek man was arrested for drug possession Oct. 11, when a drug-sniffing K-9 alerted to the odor of drugs in his vehicle, according to a press release by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit.

A spokesman for the unit said investigators pulled over Christopher George Furman, 41, of 65 Redbug Point Drive, after witnessing a moving violation. A search of the vehicle produced Hydrocone, a semi­-synthetic opioid used to relieve moderate to severe pain, and a small amount of marijuana, according to the press release.

Furmam was charged with possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana, possession of schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Furman was held at the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.