South Congaree, SC (Diana Nation) – An officer from the South Congaree Police Department arrested Angela Gantt from Lexington, SC on Monday June 29, 2020, after she was involved in a collision off of McDonald Ave in the town. Gantt was attempting to leave the scene of the accident when a good Samaritan prevented this until officers were able to arrive on scene.
During South Congaree’s officer’s investigation, he requested Pine Ridge Police Department’s K-9 respond after it was believed that Gantt was concealing narcotics in the vehicle. After a positive alert on the vehicle from the K-9, officers located 160 grams of methamphetamine and marijuana inside the vehicle, as well as other paraphernalia and a handgun. Officers also seized $1500 in cash and have begun the process of seizing the suspect’s car.
Gantt was charged with Trafficking Meth, Possession with Intent to Distribute marijuana, Possession of a firearm by a person prohibited from doing so, Driving Under Suspension 2nd offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Reckless Driving according to arrest warrants.
The South Congaree Police Department would like to thank the Pine Ridge Police Chief and his K-9 as well as the good Samaritan for their assistance with this successful arrest. It’s because of this kind of mutual cooperation that helps to make the streets of South Congaree safer for everyone.