Three suspects apprehended after traffic stop reveals drugs, pistol, AR-15


BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – At 4:31a.m. on October 29th, a resident on Jinks Lane in the Bonneau area of Berkeley County called in about a suspicious red truck in the area.

Authorities stated that the caller reported that the occupants of the truck had been looking into vehicles on Jinks Lane.

Responding deputies observed a red Dodge truck leaving Jinks Lane then deputies conducted a traffic stop. The driver threw two objects out of the driver’s side window just before pulling over.

Deputies observed an AR-15 that had been painted green in the passenger’s compartment, down by the feet of the occupants. The two objects thrown out of the truck were determined to be Taurus .357 revolver and a Crown Royal bag, officials added.

The Crown Royal bag contained:

  • .37 grams of a blue, crystal like substance that field tested presumptive to be methamphetamines 
  • 2.25 grams of a white, powder like substance that field tested presumptive to be cocaine

The three suspects were detained and later taken into custody, according to authorities with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. A search of the vehicle revealed that the green AR-15 had an obliterated serial number on it. A loaded Sterling Arms .380 pistol was located under the passenger’s seat.

Two syringes were located in the driver’s door panel, authorities addded. These contained a approximately 1 gram of a brown liquid that field tested presumptive to be heroin.

Suspects arrested were:

  • William Martin Michum, 38, of Bethera 
  • Jessica Diane Ware, 36, of Moncks Corner 
  • Jeremy Dean Lacey, 36, of Moncks Corner

The suspects of the vehicle were taken into custody and transported to the Hill-Finklea Detention Center pending warrant issuance and a bond hearing.

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