pot topic page

7:42 am on Wednesday June 19, 2013

65% white: Mount Pleasant release pot arrest numbers

Mount Pleasant police have released their marijuana arrest counts for 2012, 65% of the 162 arrests were white individuals. 
11:11 am on Tuesday June 28, 2011

Armed robbery, attempted murder charges, and general crime reports abound in Beaufort County

TheDigitel Beaufort County is generally a pretty sleepy place with no more than one or so notable story of physical assault, robbery, or homicide a week. Things have been a good bit more active as of late. Even in the very quiet parts of downtown...
4:07 am on Tuesday June 28, 2011

Task force nets big pot bust on Hilton Head

Flickr user hackaday The Island Packet has a report that a Beaufort-Jasper County drug task force netted a pot bust on Hilton Head Island resulting in the seizure of more than 50 pounds of marijuana. Head on over to The Island Packet for the full...
4:27 am on Saturday November 6, 2010

Homegrow pot operations and burglar alarms aren't a smart combo

Image by Flickr user boodooA Summerville man learned that combining a police-notifying burglar alarm and eight pot plants aren't a good combo.  20-something Kevin Ramon Smith is accused of growing marijuana plants in his home after an alarm drew...
1:32 pm on Friday October 29, 2010

Package of pot destined for Bluffton seized by authorities

Flickr user thevortext A whole lot of pot, 14 pounds in fact, that was destined for a Bluffton home was seized by authorities. Need we say more than that? Check out the story over at The Island Packet.
1:45 pm on Thursday July 15, 2010

Dorchester cops seize 15 pounds of marijuana, 39 plants

Image by Flickr user jasonawhite After tracking a delivery of 15 pounds of marijuana to a Reevesville address, Dorchester County Sheriff's Office arrested Sammie Willis Jr. and seized 39 marijuana plants from the residence. Head on over to Live 5...
6:30 am on Saturday September 12, 2009

Teens pull through West Ashley McDonald's, get a bag of pot and a gun

Image by Flickr user Simon ScottImage by 20090912-happy.jpg Expecting two bags of food, two area teens received three from a West Ashley McDonald's. And the third bag did not contain a company-approved Happy Meal surprise toy. Hop over to Live 5...
6:05 am on Tuesday February 17, 2009

Two Aiken elementary kids nabbed for selling pot (updated)

Image by Flickr user ILiekCake Image by 20090210-weed.jpg Update February 17: It looks like the students won't be charged. Guess they're lucky they don't live in Richland County. First reporting: Two fourth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School...
12:41 pm on Monday February 16, 2009

Phelps won't be charged for Columbia pot incident

Read more stories on this subject in our Michael Phelps topic page.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced that he won't be charging Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps for the November pot incident. Head over to The State for the...
7:21 am on Tuesday February 3, 2009

Michael Phelps spotted presumably inhaling pot at USC party (updated x2)

Image by News Of The WorldImage by 20090201-phelps.jpg Seemingly un-doctored. -- Perhaps his out could be that there is no smoke in the pipe at the time of the snapping. Update February 3: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is threatening to charge...