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Beech Island man arrested in Richmond County for possession

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A Beech Island man was charged Friday in Richmond County with possession of a handgun, theft by receiving stolen property, as well as possession and intent to distribute marijuana.

Lawrence Boyd Jr., 25, was traveling eastbound on Reynolds Street when deputies noticed an Augusta Auto Auction paper tag falling off the vehicle, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Approaching the vehicle, deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana, the report said.

Boyd was asked to step out of the vehicle and then granted permission for the deputies to frisk him for weapons. During the search, Deputy Kenneth McKenzie felt a large bulge in Boyd’s front-right pants pocket, and another in his front jacket pocket, the report said.

Deputy McKenzie detained Boyd for officer safety before locating a semi-automatic handgun in his pants. In Boyd’s jacket, deputies found 29 grams of marijuana, a black digital scale and nine plastic bags, the report said.

Inside the vehicle, deputies found 19 grams of marijuana underneath the passenger seat, according to the report. After further investigation, deputies learned the handgun had been reported stolen in Jackson S.C., the report said.

Boyd was transported to Richmond County jail.

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bohica
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bohica 04/19/14 - 01:47 am
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Wonder how long that paper

Wonder how long that paper tag was on the vehicle?

corgimom
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corgimom 04/19/14 - 07:06 am
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Criminals are just downright

Criminals are just downright DUMB.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/19/14 - 08:45 am
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Right now CSRA criminals seem to be dumbest on Earth

for things like this.

But, will we see a sudden increase in criminal knowledge
once RCSO gets the opposed LEO shoulder cam's ?

csraguy
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csraguy 04/19/14 - 10:03 am
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Excellent Job

Great job of pro-active policing. Officers are getting more guns and drugs off of the street through pro-active policing methods vs. sitting around and waiting on the next call. The number of convicted felons with guns being arrested has increased along with arrests for wanted persons, suspects from burglaries, etc. all because the majority of officers in our area are now taking a pro-active approach.

Violent and Property crimes continue to reduce for the 2nd year in a row due to officers such as this and others that don't sit around and wait for the calls to come to them via the radio.

WillyWanker
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WillyWanker 04/19/14 - 10:03 am
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A good laugh! Articles like

A good laugh! Articles like this keep me coming back.

rational thought trumps emotion
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rational thought trumps emotion 04/19/14 - 10:21 am
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The good ole days

Back when I was on crime suppression we called that fishing. Those of us who went fishing were always able to catch a criminal which I believe helped to prevent crimes. Those who preferred to just hang out were the lazy deputies who I had no use for or the supervisors who were mad because work was created for them. Sheriff Roundtree is doing a great job of getting that department where it needs to be and if he could get the pay where it needs to be, I would come back in a heartbeat.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/19/14 - 10:50 am
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Now,

if only our Bleeding Hearts judges would do something about the criminals other than give them a big hug and kiss.

willie Lee
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willie Lee 04/19/14 - 02:23 pm
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Unbelievable
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And everyone who believes this guy consented to search stand on your head.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 04/19/14 - 02:30 pm
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Actually...

...he is from Columbia County and just got a little lost because he got stoned....

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 04/19/14 - 09:11 pm
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Dope dealer
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Pot heads take notice of who you are dealing with.

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