DARLINGTON, S.C. – According to Sheriff Tony Chavis, a Timmonsville man attempted to flee from Patrol Deputies following a traffic stop overnight. Around 1:30 a.m., Deputies attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle for a traffic violation and the driver began to flee. The driver ran from the vehicle on Wilson St. in Darlington and was arrested after a brief foot pursuit.
“Inside the vehicle, Deputies found heroin, meth, marijuana and around $2,000 in cash,” stated Sheriff Tony Chavis. “We remain vigilant and use every available resource to find and arrest those out there pushing these drugs in our community.”
Quinn D. Dixon, 41, of Timmonsville, was arrested and is currently being held at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center. Dixon will face charges related to this incident. Also, the South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged Dixon with driving under the influence, driving under suspension and open container of beer or wine. The Highway Patrol is also investigating a collision causing minor damage from Dixon leaving his vehicle in drive causing it to strike a Sheriff’s Patrol vehicle. There were no injuries.
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