Police Detour on Trip Home

 Two next-door-neighbors from Union are now facing drug charges following a traffic stop in Clinton yesterday. Clinton Public Safety Officer Thomas Peay reported he was conducting stationary radar on South Broad at Springdale at 4:15 yesterday morning when he observed a vehicle traveling 58 miles-per-hour in a 35-mph zone. He reported detecting the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle after making a traffic stop. Marijuana bags and scales were reportedly located in the vehicle, and $828 was seized from one of the subjects. Two men in their early twenties and a 15-year-old male juvenile were in the vehicle. The two men and one juvenile were reportedly traveling back home to Union from a party in Greenwood when their return trip was interrupted by the early morning traffic stop.

  The Juvenile was reportedly released to a parent. The two adults were jailed for warrants. Later in the day, 24-year-old Quinton Williams of 101 Talley Drive, Union and 22-year-old Jeremy Jerome Thomas of 103 Talley Drive, Union were both charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Warrants accuse both of having in his possession five individually packaged baggies of marijuana for sale in the City of Clinton yesterday. They are also accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor by placing a 15-year-old male juvenile within an environment of drugs and drug paraphernalia yesterday in Clinton. Jeremy Thomas of Union was released from the Johnson Detention Center on bonds totaling $35,000. Quinton Williams was apparently released on bonds of $30,000.