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20 pounds of pot found in Augusta bus station arrest

Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:34 AM
Last updated 9:18 PM
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A South Carolina man is facing charges after police say they caught him trafficking about 20 pounds of marijuana on a Greyhound bus.

Charles Smith Jr
Charles Smith Jr

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, police received a tip Tuesday that “a quantity of marijuana” would be coming through the city by Greyhound.

Police met the 317 bus at the Greene Street terminal about 11 p.m. and requested driver and passenger cooperation while a drug dog conducted an open air sniff on the bus.

The dog led police to the baggage of Charles Edward Smith Jr., who told police he was in possession of marijuana.

Smith, 28, of Hemingway, S.C., was escorted from the bus, but then fled from officers while handcuffed. Police engaged in a brief altercation with the suspect before regaining control.

Police located two bundles of about 20 pounds of marijuana in Smith’s luggage.

Smith was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of trafficking marijuana and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

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MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 04/11/13 - 01:15 pm
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Nothing good happens @ the Bus Station, after dark. I like the comment "brief altercation" in the story. Must've scraped his chin during the altercation.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/11/13 - 05:30 pm
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Not Too Smart

Should have waited untill it becomes legal, then he wouldn't have to worry about obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/12/13 - 07:54 am
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I saw a show on TV about some

I saw a show on TV about some state out west where the deputies are called to settle disputes about the ownership of marijuana plants. The cop said a few years ago no one would be claiming ownership and now with the law change, everyone wants them.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 04/12/13 - 08:32 am
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Must not be the good stuff,
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Must not be the good stuff, if it was you would not need z dog to sniff it out

owensjef3
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owensjef3 04/12/13 - 08:32 am
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Must not be the good stuff,
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Must not be the good stuff, if it was you would not need z dog to sniff it out

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Gage Creed 04/12/13 - 09:23 pm
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Wow...even drug mules are

Wow...even drug mules are having to cut back in this economy....ridin' the bus (SMH)

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cricketflea 04/13/13 - 04:08 pm
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Drug dealers are in a class

Drug dealers are in a class among themselves--the lowest class. They are the scum you scrape off the bottom of a rock. He deserves what jail time he gets. I really like that chin cover too!!!!

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