Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) – Kershaw County traffic officers made a prison contraband seizure while patrolling on I-20 Saturday.
Deputies say they conducted a traffic stop on Reco Maurice Bell of Columbia.
A routine driver's license check indicated that Bell was driving under suspension and operating an uninsured vehicle, said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.
While interviewing Bell, deputies noticed two duffel bags on the rear seat of his vehicle and asked for permission to search.
The officers said in these two bags were 23 individually wrapped one-pound bags of tobacco and 12 individually packaged cell phones with charging cords…
Bell admitted that he was being paid to throw these items over the wall at a corrections facility, but he would not state which facility.
Kershaw officers said Bell was charged with driving under suspension (2nd offense) and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
According to Sheriff Matthews, a national criminal records check revealed that Bell was connected with the “bloods” street gang…(Full text at WLTX)