Three Denmark men were arrested by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday on narcotics charges after one of the suspects led officers on a foot chase.
Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Jason Lamont Sanders, 32, Ricky Lakeith Singleton, 27, and Kenneth Lamont Strong, 28, were all charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after they were found with several bags of marijuana.
Ravenell said the men were all riding in a blue Cadillac when they committed a traffic violation for which officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
Ravenell said Sanders, the driver, continued driving while Strong and Singleton could be seen moving around in the vehicle until it came to a stop at the Short Stop convenient store on Cannon Bridge Road near Highway 301.
Strong then fled on foot towards a wooded area tossing the bags as he ran before he was caught by deputies and an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officer assisting on the call, Ravenell said.