James Herring

By Michael Harrison, The MillTown News

A late night traffic stop by Fort Mill police ended up with the driver facing drug and weapons charges, according to an incident report.

After an officer noticed a truck traveling near the corner of S.C. 160 and U.S. 21 without a license plate light and pulled the driver over, officers noticed “the driver reaching towards the center console or passenger side of the vehicle,” the report states.

Officers noticed an unzipped toiletry bag on the floor. A search revealed “several small plastic baggies containing a crystal-like substance” believed to be meth.

Jeremy Herring, 46, of Rock Hill, told police he had a handgun under the driver’s seat. They recovered a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40-caliber pistol, the report states.

A search of Herring and of the vehicle allegedly turned up approximately 60 grams of meth, a shotgun, ammo, a pipe for smoking meth, more than $1,700 cash and two scales.

Herring was charged with trafficking meth, weapon possession and unlawful carry of a pistol. He was booked and transported on March 14 to the Moss Justice Center in York.

Michael Harrison is editor of The Milltown News (fort-mill-news.com), a partner with FortMillSun.com in reporting on crime in the Fort Mill area.

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