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Deputies: Bonneau Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery Of Meth, Firearm

VIA BERKELEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Two people are in jail following a traffic stop in Bonneau, deputies stated.

On Thursday, agents with Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit were conducting street level investigations in the Bonneau area of Berkeley County. While on Church of God Road agents conducted a violation related traffic stop on a blue Dodge Durango pulling a black utility trailer.

Upon making contact with the driver, Missy Mims, she appeared nervous and was visibly shaking. Agents asked the female to exit and spoke with her at the back of the vehicle. While speaking with her, she admitted that there was a firearm inside the vehicle next to the driver’s seat. At that time the passenger, Charles Litchfield, was asked to exit and was detained. Mims was also detained. She then admitted that there were also tablets in a prescription bottle with no label inside a book bag. Agents searched the vehicle and located the following items: one (1) Jiminez .380 firearm, one (1) American Tactical .45 ACP firearm, a box of .380 ammunition, a box of .45 ammunition, miscellaneous narcotic paraphernalia, and a red prescription bottle containing three (3) tablets.

AT THE TIME OF THIS ARREST, LITCHFIELD WAS OUT ON BOND FOR SIMILAR CHARGES INVOLVING STOLEN FIREARMS AND METHAMPHETAMINE. HE WAS BONDED OUT JUNE 21ST. (SEE STORY HERE)

Both subjects were advised they were under arrest and were searched with negative results for unlawful items and were transported to Hill-Finklea Detention Center. Upon reaching the sally port of the jail and exiting the vehicle, deputies asked both subjects again if they had any illegal items on them before they entered the jail. Litchfield then admitted that he had an amount of crystal meth tucked into his under garments. He then removed a Marlboro cigarette box containing a plastic bag with a crystal substance. The crystal substance, approximately 11.7 gross grams, field tested presumptive for methamphetamine. Both subjects were booked with holds placed.

Missy Mims, age 27, of Bruington Lane in Jamestown was charged with Unlawful Carrying of Firearm, Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

Charles Litchfield, age 43, of DeWitt Road in Bonneau, was charged with Unlawful Carrying of Firearm, Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of Weapon During a Violent Crime x2.

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