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      Deputies find drugs and scales under hood during traffic stop

      During a traffic stop Orangeburg County Deputies say they found drugs and scales under the hood of the car.

      ORANGEBURG COUNTY (WACH) -- During a traffic stop Orangeburg County Deputies say they found drugs and scales under the hood of the car.

      Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says Saturday night deputies stopped a car for swerving in Cordova.

      He says the deputies could smell marijuana as they approached the vehicle and the passenger Edward Hamilton told officers he had drugs in his pocket.

      K9 Deputy Gomo searched the car and alerted officers to the drivers side hood and deputies discovered marijuana and plastic scales hidden under the hood.

      Deputies arrested Fredrick Shuler and Edward Hamilton and charged the men with possession with intent to distribute.

      ??We are working diligently to make this county safer and running drug dealers out of town is one way we can do that,?? said Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.