A traffic stop Saturday afternoon ended with a Greenwood man facing a drug charge after police reportedly found a large amount of marijuana in his vehicle.
According to a report from the Greenwood Police Department, officers were sitting at the corner of Oakhill Street and Williams Avenue when they observed a black Honda travelling on Pearl Street with music playing which could be heard above a train. Officers then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which pulled into a driveway on Richard Street.
According to the report, the driver, later identified as Quincy Shawn Singletary, 36, of 106 Biltmore St., Greenwood, exited the vehicle and began to approach the officer’s vehicle. Officers advised Singletary to get back in his vehicle and turn his music down, but Singletary refused to comply with both requests. Officers asked for Singletary’s license, registration and insurance information. Singletary told officers that he did not have a license, but provided the officers with the other information. Singletary then went back into the vehicle to “get a cigar.” Officers observed Singletary attempting to conceal something beneath the driver’s seat.
According to the report, as officers began to look under the seat, Singletary attempted to approach the officers. Singletary was then placed under arrest for driving under suspension and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle while officers continued the search. Officers located more than 70 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana in various places in the vehicle. Singletary was then transported to the Greenwood County Detention Center.
Singletary has been charged with driving under suspension, loud music and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.