Joe Louis Nance
Joe Louis Nance

A Greenwood man was arrested Monday after police found several grams of crack cocaine during a traffic stop.
Joe Louis Nance, 34, of 1215 W. Alexander Ave., was charged with trafficking crack 10 grams or more, resisting arrest and simple possession of marijuana in connection with the incident.
Officers stopped a car traveling south along Genesis Circle at 4:30 p.m. Monday. According to a Greenwood police report:
Officers found the suspect and another man in the car, and detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from both men and the inside of the vehicle. Both men admitted to officers they had smoked pot inside the vehicle. Police searched the suspect's pockets and found $961 in his wallet and a small bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana.
When police attempted to arrest the man, he ran toward the Cardinal Glen Apartments. An officer was able to catch the suspect after a short chase. Police said they were forced to tase the suspect because he struggled as they attempted to handcuff him. After cuffing the man, officers noticed a bulge in the back of his pants that turned out to be a clear plastic bag hidden in his buttocks containing 25 grams of a rock-like substance that field-tested positive for crack cocaine.
While being booked, the suspect told officers he needed medical attention because he had ingested an unknown amount of "Molly" - a powder or crystallized form of the party drug MDMA. The man was taken to Self Regional Medical Center and later returned to Greenwood County Detention Center.

When police attempted to arrest the man, he ran toward the Cardinal Glen Apartments. An officer was able to catch the suspect after a short chase. Police said they were forced to tase the suspect because he struggled as they attempted to handcuff him. After cuffing the man, officers noticed a bulge in the back of his pants that turned out to be a clear plastic bag hidden in his buttocks containing 25 grams of a rock-like substance that field-tested positive for crack cocaine.
While being booked, the suspect told officers he needed medical attention because he had ingested an unknown amount of "Molly" - a powder or crystallized form of the party drug MDMA. The man was taken to Self Regional Medical Center and later returned to Greenwood County Detention Center.