Traffic stop in Franklin County leads to more drug arrests
Yet another traffic stop by Franklin County deputies results in the discovery of large amounts of drugs and three offenders put behind bars.
On May 12 at approximately 10:28 p.m. a member of the Franklin County Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on a white Mitsubishi Mirage for a minor speeding infraction.
Upon exiting his patrol vehicle and making contact with the three occupants, the deputy observed a large vacuum-seal zip-lock baggy partially uncovered in the back seat of the vehicle. The clear bag contained a large quantity of green marijuana.
Along with being met with the strong odor of green marijuana emitting from the interior of the vehicle as the deputy approached, the deputy then requested identification from the driver. A license identified the driver as Brenton Morton. The two passengers were then identified as Huyen Cam Truong and Andrew Richard Hammett.
Once additional units were on scene, all occupants were ordered from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle based on marijuana being in plain sight and the strong odor.
During the search, officers discovered approximately 4-5 pounds of high-grade marijuana, 105 sheets of THC wax, LSD, 45-50 large vials of THC oil, dried psilocybin mushrooms, methamphetamine capsules, a small caliber firearm which included a suppressor and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.
Once the search concluded, the three offenders were transported to Franklin County Detention Center and charged with the following crimes.
28-year-old BrentonMorton of Easley, South Carolina- six counts of possession with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of tools for committing a crime, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of drug-related objects. His bond was set at $31,020.
28-year-old Andrew Richard Hammett of Greenville South Carolina- six counts of possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of possession of tools for committing a crime. His bond was set at $34,000.
23-year-old Huyen Cam Truong of Taylors, South Carolina- five counts of possession with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of tools for committing a crime. His bond was set at $30,000.