Massachusetts man, woman face drug charges after traffic stop in Florence County

Pee Dee Crime

Courtesy: Florence County Sheriff’s Office

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Massachusetts man and woman are facing drug charges after a traffic stop Thursday in Florence County, according to deputies.

Deputies pulled over Joseph D. Charles, 32, and Ruth Fatima Monteiro, 26, both of Massachusetts, near mile marker 153 on I-95 for a moving violation, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found 7.8 pounds of marijuana and a bag containing 2,020 Adderall pills, according to deputies. They also found $3,825 cash.

Both are charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Both are held in the Florence County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing as of Friday afternoon.

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