Hartsville teens jailed after traffic stop reveals drugs, loaded gun

Darlington County deputies discover pot, pills, and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop near Hartsville. (Image Source: DCSO)

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – Two Hartsville teens were arrested Sunday after Darlington County Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and discovered drugs and a handgun.

According to Lt. Robert Kilgo with Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were on routine patrol around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning on East Carolina Avenue near Hartsville, when a deputy initiated a traffic stop.

During the stop, deputies recovered 104 grams of marijuana, 85 Hydrocodone pill, and a loaded .40 caliber pistol, Lt. Kilgo confirms.

McKenzie Michael Stevens (left) and De’Antre Lamont Cooks (right), both 19, of Hartsville, face several charges after a traffic stop.

McKenzie Michael Stevens and De’Antre Lamont Cooks, both 19, of Hartsville, are each charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, schedule two, and unlawful carrying of a handgun. Both suspects are currently being held at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center.