Crime & Public Safety

Bluffton police foot chase yields heroin, pills, guns -- and arrest

Some of the illegal drugs, weapons and other paraphernalia Bluffton Police officers say the found in a backpack thrown by Tyrique Daqwan Scott during a foot chase the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2015.
Some of the illegal drugs, weapons and other paraphernalia Bluffton Police officers say the found in a backpack thrown by Tyrique Daqwan Scott during a foot chase the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2015. Bluffton Police Department

A Bluffton man was arrested Monday after police officers chased him down and found over 400 pills, heroin and two guns inside a bag he threw as he ran, according to a Bluffton Police Department news release.

Tyrique Daqwan Scott, 24, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, trafficking heroin, possession of a stolen firearm, fleeing to evade arrest and several counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances within half a mile of a school when he was detained on Buck Island Road around 3 p.m., according to the news release.

Officers recognized Scott because he had six outstanding warrants for trafficking methamphetamine, fleeing to evade arrest, open container, possession of marijuana and two possession of controlled substance from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, the release said.

Scott ran when approached by officers and dropped a bag with 357 Xanax pills, 79 Hydrocodone pills, 5.44 grams of heroin and two stolen guns inside, the release said.

The drugs have a combined street value of $7,300, the release said.

"I commend our officers for recognizing Scott as a wanted man and immediately stepping into action," Police Chief Joey Reynolds said. "With this one arrest, we were able to take a large amount of drugs and stolen guns off the street."

Scott was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center and is being held on $349,135* bond.

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*Bond total updated Nov. 18, 2015

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