Greenwood man faces drug charges
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:12 PM
A Greenwood man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following an encounter with narcotics agents in the Plowden neighborhood, during which officers found marijuana.
Octavious Calliham, a.k.a. "Beno," 21, of 1401 Phoenix St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana in connection with the incident.
Agents from the county's Drug Enforcement Unit were on patrol near the intersection of East Alexander Avenue and Butler Street at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when they spotted the suspect.
According to a Greenwood police report, agents knew the man and thought he had active bench warrants against him. As the officers were checking on the warrants, the suspect spotted them and began walking in the opposite direction, during which time officers noticed him stuff his hands into the front of his pants.
Officers stopped the man and searched him, finding 14.77 grams of a substance thought to be marijuana in one pocket and 15.11 grams of the suspected drug in another, a digital scale and a cellphone that contained electronic messages about drug transactions.