SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — A Sumter County man is facing drug-related charges following a traffic stop, Tuesday.
Demetrius Johnson, 32, of Sumter is charged with failure to stop for blue lights and siren, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and felon in possession of a firearm.
He was also wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant and wanted by the South Carolina probation, parole and pardon service.
Authorities say on March 26, deputies attempted a traffic stop on a gold-colored Nissan registered to Johnson.
However, the driver of the vehicle did not stop.
The vehicle wrecked on Woodlawn Avenue, which is a short distance from Johnson’s home.
While conducting an inventory of the vehicle, deputies found a firearm and a quantity of suspect crack cocaine.
Sumter Police Department and Sumter County Sheriff’s Office K-9’s tracked from the vehicle accident to Johnson’s residence.
Agents with South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Service also responded to the scene. Johnson had an outstanding arrest warrant from that agency.
A search warrant was obtained for the home. Johnson was found hiding in the attic of the home.