Florence County deputies find over 100 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 5:45 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 7:06 PM EDT
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A traffic stop in Florence County led to the discovery of over 100 pounds of marijuana.
Florence County deputies initiated a traffic stop on Monday for a moving violation along I-95 near the 164-mile marker.
During the stop, deputies said there was probable cause to search the car which resulted in them finding about $300,000 worth of marijuana.
Deputies arrested 34-year-old Hongzhou Yu of Covina, California.
He is charged with trafficking marijuana, which if convicted, carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Yu is being held at the Florence County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.
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