Man faces drug charge after traffic stop in Oconee Co.


OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a drug charge following a traffic stop on Thursday.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, a deputy saw a dark silver Ford Ranger commit a traffic violation, and the vehicle also had an expired tag. 

The deputy stopped the vehicle in a parking lot of a business on North Highway 11 near Salem.

The driver — identified as David Richard Hosemann, 65, of Salem — handed the deputy his license, which turned out to be suspended due to canceled insurance. Dispatch also confirmed that the tag on the vehicle was also suspended.

Hosemann was arrested and deputies found he had a quantity of methamphetamine on his person.

He was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine-3rd or subsequent offense.

Hosemann was taken to the Oconee County Detention Center, where he was served with a ticket charging him with operating an uninsured vehicle.

According to the release, he was also placed on a temporary custody order until a warrant was obtained on the drug charge.

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