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Two Charged After Speeding Nearly 100 MPH on Highway 176

Daniel Prince

Spartanburg man, female juvenile face charges

A Spartanburg man and a juvenile were caught speeding down Highway 176 on Monday afternoon, and the man faces multiple charges as a result. Deputy Chris Patterson was patrolling the area when he saw two vehicles traveling together at a high rate of speed. Radar confirmed that a black Nissan sedan was going 99 mph and a red Honda was traveling 101 mph. Patterson stopped both vehicles. The Nissan was being driven by a female juvenile, while the Honda was driven by 20-year-old Jucorvious Keshad Carpenter. Patterson smelled an odor believed to be burnt marijuana coming from Carpenter’s vehicle. He initially denied any illegal drugs or weapons were in the vehicle, but later stated he had placed a loaded handgun under the passenger seat. He also admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle. The loaded semiautomatic handgun was recovered from under the passenger seat, and Patterson found two bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in a bag in the back seat. The packaged weight of the marijuana was 112 grams. A semiautomatic shotgun was found in the vehicle’s trunk. Carpenter had $997 in small bills on his person. The money was seized due to its possible connection to illegal activities. Carpenter was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, unlawful carrying of a handgun, and speeding 101 in a 55. The juvenile was cited for speeding 99 in a 55 and released on summons to her father. A cigarette-type blunt was recovered from the juvenile and placed into evidence for testing, with possible charges pending the test results.

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