A Bluffton man out on bond on a heroin charge was arrested with intent to distribute the drug after he tried to run from a traffic stop Thursday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
His car was pulled over on Commerce Place in Okatie about 7:30 p.m. after a tip about drug activity, Lt. Col. Bill Neill said.
The backseat passenger, 21-year-old Dustin Rushing, got out of the car, resisted arrest and tried to run, Neill said.
A gram of heroin and about 30 Xanax pills were found on Rushing, and he was charged with intent to distribute both substances, as well as fleeing to evade and resisting arrest, Neill said.
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Rushing faces two other drug charges from this year. In January, more than 100 pills of Xanax were seized from him, according to the Bluffton Police Department. In July, deputies stopped Rushing and found heroin in his car, the Sheriff's Office said.
Those cases are pending. He remained in the Beaufort County Detention Center on Friday with bond set at $61,092, according to the jail log.