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Seat Belt Trouble Turns Into Drug Arrests

Despite trying “frantically” to put on their seatbelt, two people were arrested on drug charges on Valentines Day, according to Summerville Police reports.

Officer Matt Pritchett spotted two occupants of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup not wearing their seatbelts around noon.

The driver, 35-year-old Jennifer Marie Hines, of 3567 Hwy. 100, Summerville, was unable to produce a driver’s license.

“She stated she was driving because her passenger David Lee Williams, 61, of Summerville was having leg cramps,” Officer Pritchett stated.

Hines then handed a pack of Palermo cigarettes to the officer and said, “There’s papers in it.” The officer found a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette inside.

“She then stated who gave her the pack and that it was because her [relative] needed the rolling papers,” Officer Pritchett stated.

As Pritchett was dealing with Hines, Officer Marvin Armstrong talked with Williams. Marijuana and a glass pipe containing suspected meth residue were found.

Hines was arrested for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, driving without a license on person and a seatbelt violation, according to jail reports. Williams was arrested for possession of meth, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession or use of drug-related objects and failure to keep drugs in their original container.

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