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Motorist’s uncontrollable laughter helps lead North Charleston police to Methamphetamine

January 25, 2017

A 58-year-old motorist’s uncontrollable laughter on Monday helped tip off North Charleston police to what they said was a stash of methamphetamine in his truck.

The driver, Timothy Robert Davis of Kimberwicke Drive in Summerville, was arrested on a felony charge of trafficking meth.

He was being held Tuesday at the Charleston County jail.

A North Charleston Police Department incident report said a patrolman stopped Davis’ GMC Canyon for going 54 mph in a 45-mph speed zone on U.S. Highway 78 near Shipley Street. The officer said he acted “extremely nervous,” spoke rapidly and started “laughing uncontrollably” during the 7:30 p.m. traffic stop.

He denied having anything illegal in the pickup truck, noting only the pocketknife on him, the report stated.

Davis laughed when the officers asked to search the vehicle and said, “I’d rather you not,” they said. Signals from a police dog that sniffed him and the truck gave the officers reason to do the search anyway, they said.

They reported finding a small amount of suspected meth on Davis and two plastic bags elsewhere in the pickup that totaled 58.3 grams, or about 2 ounces.