On the above date, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the reporting officer was dispatched to The Courtyard in reference to the residential assistant (RA) smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from the second floor. When the officer arrived on the scene, the RA directed her to the area of the floor where the odor was coming from.
The officer conducted a knock and talk at various rooms, and when the door to a particular room opened, the officer could smell the odor of marijuana become stronger. According to the report, the officer informed the resident who opened the door, a 20-year-old male, that she could smell marijuana and asked permission to search his designated residence and belongings. The subject gave the officer consent. According to the report, the RA stated that she observed a black male coming out of the stairwell area, down the hall, and when he saw what was happening, he attempted to return the direction he came. The reporting officer then called after the black male, who informed her that he did reside at the current residence and would also be willing to consent to a search of his residence.
Both residents signed a permission to search form, and the officer conducted a search. The reporting officer recovered several small packaging bags littered with green leafy substance, a bag with $373 cash in a zip lock bag located on the bed, 1.2 grams of a green leafy substance appearing to be marijuana and a smoking pipe from the second subjects belongings. The second subject was arrested, taken to Rock Hill City Jail and charged with violation of drug law and possession of marijuana first offense.