Two South Carolina men were arrested and charged after they tried to evade law enforcement and dump drugs from their car during a chase Tuesday.
Florence residents Raymond Kenneth Boyd, 33, and Demaize Raschad Benjamin, 33, were charged with trafficking ecstasy and trafficking methamphetamine.
A Darlington County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over the vehicle Benjamin was driving, and Boyd was a passenger in, not far from Darlington Raceway.
Benjamin attempted to evade law enforcement, before stopping on I-20, more than 10 miles from where the deputy signaled for the vehicle to pull over, according to the sheriff’s office.
During the pursuit, Benjamin and Boyd attempted to discard bags onto the road that contained more than 365 pills of ecstasy and more than 33 grams of methamphetamine, the sheriff’s office said.
Both of the trafficking charges against Benjamin and Boyd are felonies. If convicted, the maximum sentence for trafficking meth is 25 years in prison, and 10 years for trafficking ecstasy.
Benjamin was also charged with failure to stop for blue lights. He is being held at W. Glenn