Two arrested on drug charges

  • Thursday, February 14, 2013

David Yelton

A Valentine’s morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two Pawleys Island men on drug charges.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson says Willie James Edwards, Jr., 32 of 22 Ferguson Drive and David Leland Yelton, 26 of 24 High Ridge Loop were spotted in a vehicle on Stevenson Road in Georgetown at about 1 a.m. Thursday.
The deputies followed the vehicle for a distance where the driver rolled through a stop sign and had an expired vehicle tag.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop and as a result of their investigation, Edwards was found to have in his possession 17 bags of what is believed to be heroin. After a brief struggle, Edwards was subdued by sheriff’s deputies and taken into custody, Cuthbertson said.
 A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a small baggy of what is believed to be heroin (0.5 g) in the center console which Yelton claimed as his possession.
Willie James Edwards, the passenger, is charged with Trafficking Heroin and Resisting Arrest. David Leland Yelton, the driver, was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Heroin.
Edwards and Yelton were transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center where both are awaiting a bond hearing.


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