FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – A Florida man was arrested Tuesday in Florence County after two kilos of cocaine and a firearm were found in his vehicle after he was stopped for speeding on Interstate 95, deputies said.

Deputies found the cocaine and a Beretta 9 mm pistol while searching the black BMW SUV, which the driver agreed to after deputies “gained reasonable suspicion of criminal activity,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Ewart Everton Brown, 55, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He is being held at the Florence County Detention Center.

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Taylor Ford is a digital journalist for News13. She joined the News13 team in January 2023. Taylor is a Florence native and covers the Pee Dee out of News13’s Florence Bureau. Read more of Taylor’s work here.