Traffic stop leads to Bonneau drug bust

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014



A man who failed to use a blinker had meth-making materials in his car that led to his arrest Jan. 4 at about 3:50 a.m. on Main Street in Bonneau.

That’s when Bonneau Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Charger belonging to driver William Clifford Casselman, 42, of Bonneau.

Destry Sweatman, 49, of Bonneau was also in the vehicle.

After a lawful search, a methamphetamine manufacturing lab was discovered in the vehicle, according to a statement released by BPD.

Both subjects were charged with possession of methamphetamine, attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine within half a mile proximity to a public park and playground, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers didn’t forget about Casselman’s driving either, and also charged him with failure to use a turn signal.

Casselman was out on bond for possession of and attempt to manufacture methamphetamine stemming from a Dec. 9 arrest by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.

St. Stephen Police Department and BCSO drug enforcement units assisted BPD with the Jan. 4 arrests.

SLED was notified and dispatched a disposal team to retrieve the mobile meth lab equipment.

Casselman is being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention center under in $222,933 bonds along with Sweatman, who is being held under $122,933 in bonds.

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