A Sumter County man is behind bars on drug charges after more than $3,000 in illegal narcotics were found Wednesday, June 30.

Lorenzo Blackwell, 25, of Sumter, faces charges of trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Braden Bunch with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says narcotics officers and Lee County Sheriff’s Officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 15 North. We’re told inside Blackwell’s vehicle, officers found nearly 65 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $3,000, and 29 grams of marijuana, which has an estimated street value of $325.

Blackwell was arrested without incident and transported to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

He’s currently waiting a bond hearing