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Beaufort teen, Luray man face drug, weapons charges

Semone Herbert
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A Beaufort teenager was charged with drug and weapons offenses Tuesday after the car she was in was stopped by deputies on Hilton Head Island, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Semone Herbert, 18, was a passenger in a car on William Hilton Parkway near Shelter Cove when the driver, Christopher Woods, pulled beside another vehicle, which was driven by the mother of his children, Sgt. Robin McIntosh said.

Woods, 29, of Luray pointed a gun at the woman, who pulled off the parkway at the Sheriff's Office, McIntosh said.

Deputies stopped Woods in a parking lot, noticed the car smelled of marijuana and learned that Woods' license had been suspended, McIntosh said. Officers seized a backpack containing a Sig Sauer handgun and bags of drugs.

Woods and Herbert were charged with heroin trafficking, possession of marijuana, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack and prescription drugs.

Woods also was charged with driving under suspension, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, providing false information and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

Both remained at the Beaufort County Detention Center on Wednesday, with Herbert's bond set at $145,620 and Wood's at $117,608, according to the jail log.

McIntosh said she did not have additional information on the incident. The drug investigation continues, she said.