CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was arrested and is facing multiple drug charges following a traffic stop in Cherokee County on Friday.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy initiated the traffic stop near the 2400 block of Caney Creek Road.

The vehicle came to a stop and a man identified as Roger Wayne Stockton fled from the back seat of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.

Stockton was obtained and near him was a pouch containing 56.6 grams of methamphetamine, 21.7 grams of cocaine, 5.7 grams of fentanyl and a loaded firearm.

The sheriff’s office said Stockton, a convicted felon, was charged with:

  • trafficking in methamphetamine by transport
  • trafficking in methamphetamine by possession
  • trafficking in opium or heroin by transport
  • trafficking in opium or heroin by possession
  • felony possession of cocaine
  • possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule II controlled substance
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • possession of a firearm by felon

Stockton received a $265,000 bond.