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Deputies seize drugs, cash after chase

LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Lexington man in possession of marijuana and a large amount of cash was arrested by Lexington County deputies after a high-speed chase early Thursday morning.

Terrance Kelvon Johnson, 19, is charged with failure to stop for blue lights, providing false information to police and the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to arrest warrants.

“Johnson was pulled over at the intersection of Platt Springs Road and South Lake Drive just before 2:00 this morning for driving without his headlights or taillights on,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “After giving a false name to the deputy who stopped him, Johnson drove away and initiated a pursuit.”

Johnson and a passenger led deputies on a 20-minute chase covering nearly 20 miles at speeds up to 100 miles per hour, according to Koon. Johnson and the passenger eventually got out of the car and ran away from deputies before they were apprehended and detained near Lexington Hills Parkway and Brevard Parkway.

“Deputies found 29 grams of marijuana and more than $4,000 in Johnson’s possession,” Koon said. “The passenger was released with no charges since Johnson was driving the car and claimed all of the marijuana.”

Johnson’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.

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