State troopers arrested a South Carolina man Tuesday after finding several controlled substances and a firearm during an I-80 traffic stop.
NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said around 1 p.m., a trooper saw a Honda Accord speeding at mile marker 187 near Maxwell. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity, searched the vehicle and found 30 pounds of marijuana, as well as smaller amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms, prescription pills, and a concealed handgun.
The driver, Kenneth Peek, 34, of Lexington, S.C., was charged with four charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm during a drug violation.
Peek was taken to the Lincoln County jail. He was out on bail Wednesday evening.