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A South Carolina man faces drug charges after agents said they found more than $27,000 in illegal drugs during a traffic stop Wednesday, March 5, near Calabash.
Members of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice-Narcotics Unit seized 174 grams of MDMA from Kyle Whitney Anderson’s black 2013 Chrysler 300 on U.S. 17, just across the state line, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
MDMA, also known as ecstasy, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Anderson’s arrest followed a six-month investigation, the sheriff’s office release said.
North Charleston police later searched Anderson’s residence, where they confiscated a kilo of MDMA, according to the release.
Anderson, 27, of Long Shadow Lane in North Charleston, is charged in Brunswick County with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute MDMA, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, and two counts of trafficking in MDMA, the release said. He is in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Facility under $100,000 bail.