Police report: Traffic stop in Fort Mill yields 60 grams of meth

FORT MILL — A late night traffic stop by Fort Mill police ended up with a Rock Hill man facing serious drug and weapons charges, according to an incident report.

After an officer noticed a truck travelling near the corner of S.C. 160 and U.S. 21 without a license plate light and pulled the driver over, the officer and a second officer who arrived on the scene said they noticed “the driver reaching towards the center console or passenger side of the vehicle,” the report states.

The officers spoke with the driver and noticed an unzipped toiletry bag on the floor. A search revealed “several small plastic baggies containing a crystal like substance” believed to be meth. According to the report, the driver, identified as 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 in cash and two scales.

Herring was arrested and charged with trafficking meth, possession of a weapon during a crime of violence (allegedly dealing drugs) and unlawful carry of a pistol. He was booked and transported on March 14 to the Moss Justice Center in York.