SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) – Deputies were on patrol Wednesday evening in the 1500 block of North Main Street in Summerville when they conducted a traffic stop on a black 2003 Chevrolet SUV for defective lights and an expired temporary tag.
When deputies made contact with the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Emily Anne Jennings, they smelled the odor of alcohol and immediately noticed a black handgun in plain view.
The weapon was reportedly in direct reach of the passenger, who was identified as 28-year-old Stanley Dalton Zissett.
While Jennings did tell deputies she was a concealed weapon permit holder, neither of the passengers told them about weapons being inside the vehicle.
Jennings later told deputies that there was another handgun in the console attached to the roof of the vehicle. She also mentioned that Zissett was not allowed to possess a firearm.
Zissett was asked to step out of the vehicle, and while speaking with deputies it was later determined that it was due to prior felony convictions.
However, during a search of the vehicle, deputies located a third handgun on the passenger side of the vehicle. They say it was tucked under the dashboard where it was only accessible by the passenger.
Jennings later told deputies the gun belonged to Zissett.
They also located a green baggy containing approximately 0.4 grams of a crystal-like substance which belonged to Jennings. Another green baggy containing about 0.2 grams of a crystal-like substance was located on her person.
Both field-tested presumptive for methamphetamine.
Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
After confirmed that Zissett was prohibited both federally and by the state from possessing a firearm, he was arrested and charged with unlawful carry of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Both were transported and booked into the Hill-Finklea Detention Center.