Three North Carolina residents were charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana after being stopped on Interstate 20 early Wednesday.
A deputy stopped a Volkswagon Passat on eastbound I-20 near Belair Road just before 1 a.m. Deynae Monique Herring, 23; Tony Chevallier, 34; and Malcolm Lee Henry Jr., 19, all of Clinton, N.C., were in the car and the deputy asked them to step out for questioning.
Herring jumped into the drivers seat and sped away, leading deputies on a brief chase into Richmond County. When Herring pulled over, deputies found 499 grams of cocaine and 15.5 grams of marijuana in the car.
Herring, Chevallier and Henry were charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana. Herring also was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
All three are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.