POTUS pill found during traffic stop in Union, man arrested


UNION, S.C. (WSPA) – A Union man was arrested on a drug charge after police found a pill imprinted with President Donald Trump’s image during a traffic stop.

Alphonso Lamont Cheek was charged with possession of less than one gram of meth or cocaine after police pulled him over on July 23, according to a Union Public Safety report.

Police said Cheek crossed the center line while driving then switched seats with a female passenger before being stopped.

When officers pulled the car over, they asked Cheek to step out.

Cheek reportedly fumbled around in his pocket and one officer saw a small, rock-like object, wrapped in cellophane, fall out and hit the ground.

According to the report, when asked about the object, Cheek told police it was a Viagra pill he got from a friend.

Officers then took the orange-colored tablet out of the cellophane and noticed it was imprinted with “TRUMP” and several stars on one side, and Donald Trump’s face on the other side, the report says.

The pill tested positive for .39 grams of cocaine and methamphetamine, police said.

Cheek was booked into the Union County jail.

According to the report, Cheek had been charged and convicted of the same crime on three separate occasions prior to the latest arrest.

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