Police find heroin hidden behind panel after traffic stop in Lake City

Police find heroin hidden behind panel after traffic stop in Lake City
Javonta Tramez McFadden. (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Javonta Tramez McFadden. (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) – A traffic stop led to the discovery of over 20 grams of heroin hidden in a panel in a vehicle on Main Street in Lake City early Sunday morning.

A Lake City Police Department sergeant stopped the vehicle at about 2:10 a.m. Sunday, according to Lake City Police Chief Kipp Cooper. The sergeant found 21.4 grams of heroin hidden in a panel around the steering column of the vehicle.

Javonta Tramez McFadden, from Hemingway, was taken into custody and transported to the Florence County Detention Center, Chief Cooper said. The 24-year-old man is charged with trafficking in heroin, driving under suspension, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, according to jail records.

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