Illustrated by Steve Stegelin

This Blotter is taken from reports filed with the Charleston Police Department between May 13 to June 8, 2022.

Blotter of the week: A downtown man was caught red-handed with a 16 oz. can of Seagram’s “Jamaican Me Happy” according to reports. Police made him pour it out in a nearby trash can. He couldn’t have been too happy about that. 

Bag man
While running from police, a downtown man attempted to swallow a bag of heroin that officers were attempting to confiscate. Though after being caught, he told officers he had spit it out before officers ever caught up to him. 

Does anyone speak Gibberish?
Police dispatch received at least 10 calls from a West Ashley woman who only made random noise and spoke in nonsensical phrases over the phone. When police went to check on her though, she was nowhere to be found. 

So the tint smelled like weed? 
Officers pulled over a man for suspected driving under the influence after smelling what they assumed was marijuana coming from the vehicle. When nothing was found, they wrote the driver a ticket for his window tint.


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