At approximately 7:01 p.m. Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dollar General located at 2344 Washington Road in reference to possible drug activity involving a Lincoln Navigator.
At the scene officers observed the vehicle and tried to initiate a traffic stop. A vehicle pursuit ensued onto Washington Rd and went through downtown until they were stopped on Sandbar Ferry just over the county line in Aiken.
During the pursuit an item was seen being thrown from the vehicle. The item was recovered and observed to be a 9mm handgun. Richmond County and Aiken County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene. Charges are pending in both Richmond and Aiken County. No suspect information is available at this time.
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