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Routine traffic stop leads to multiple drugs, arms charges, Lake City police say

Lorenzo Telefero Jones, 26, of Lynchburg,
Lorenzo Telefero Jones, 26, of Lynchburg,(Florence County Detention Center)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 3:25 PM EDT
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LAKE CITY, S.C. (WMBF) - A traffic stop for a suspended out-of-state tag Sunday led to drug charges and the discovery of multiple guns, including a machine gun and a sawed-off shotgun.

According to the Lake City Police Department, Lorenzo Telefero Jones, 26, of Lynchburg, was arrested and charged with the possession of multiple firearms, more than 200 grams of marijuana, additional drug paraphernalia, and more.

Jones is detained at the Florence County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center on multiple surety bonds totaling $15,000.

He faces six charges, including:

  • The unlawful carrying of a pistol
  • Possession of a stolen pistol
  • Drug possession with the intent to distribute
  • The unlawful storage or transportation of liquor
  • The unlawful transportation of a machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, or rifle
  • Possession and unlawful storage of a machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, or rifle

Please contact the Lake City Police Department, (843) 374-5411, or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS, with any information related to this incident.

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