Officers arrested a 51-year-old Elgin woman for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia around 12:30 p.m. March 13 after being stopped for a seatbelt violation and failing to use a turn signal on Main Street near Dollar General. The reporting officer also noted that before the woman’s Chevy truck came to a stop, the driver’s side door had been swinging open, back and forth.
While being questioned, the woman admitted to having an open liquor bottle in her purse. That led to a search of the vehicle and the retrieval of the purse. While looking for the liquor bottle, the officer came across two glass pipes that appeared to be the type used for smoking meth.
The woman admitted to also having some meth in the purse, but claimed she was holding the pipes and meth for a friend. The liquor bottle was not in the purse, but officers retrieved a backpack from the truck that contained a half-full pint of whiskey.
Officers also cited a 67-year-old female passenger with a seatbelt violation.
The EPD also reported the following recent incident:
Officers charged a 27-year-old Elgin man with public disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after stopping him around 9 p.m. March 11 after seeing him walking in the middle of the road on Main Street in front of O’Reilly Auto Parts. According to the reporting officer, the man smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. When asked if he had anything illegal, the man said no and refused to be searched. He was asked a second time if he had anything illegal and asked if the officer’s K-9 would detect anything. At that point, the man began to run away, but was quickly apprehended behind the auto parts store. The man reportedly tried to fight with the officer and continued to try pulling away while being taken back to and placed in a patrol car. No narcotics were listed in the report.
Elgin officers also conducted a welfare check and dealt with recent incidents involving assault, child restraint violation, driving under suspension, hit and run, no driver’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia, seat belt violation, and trespassing.
(EPD reports are provided under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. Subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty.)