Methamphetamine Traffickers Arrested By K-9 Handler During Aiken County Traffic Stop

Photo of drugs, guns, and money seized during a traffic stop in Aiken County on Sunday, July 5th (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
Photo of drugs, guns, and money seized during a traffic stop in Aiken County on Sunday, July 5th (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)

Jackson, SC – An Aiken County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputy and investigators arrested two people on felony drug and weapon charges during a traffic stop in Jackson, South Carolina on Sunday.

Mug shot photos of 57-year-old Bruce Edwin Kight and 30-year-old Patricia Elizabeth Ross, whop are facing drug and weapon charges after a Sunday, July 5th traffic stop in Aiken County. (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
Mug shot photos of 57-year-old Bruce Edwin Kight and 30-year-old Patricia Elizabeth Ross, whop are facing drug and weapon charges after a Sunday, July 5th traffic stop in Aiken County. (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff’s Office)

Sunday, around 11:35 am, the K-9 Deputy was patrolling in the area of Forman Road in Jackson and stopped a silver Lincoln for speeding and dark tinted windows, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

Patricia Elizabeth Ross, 30, of Jackson, was driving the vehicle and could not produce any identification and neither could Bruce Edwin Kight, 57, of Jackson. Kight was the sole passenger in the vehicle.

During the traffic stop, the deputy’s investigation found that Kight had a warrant for Trafficking Methamphetamine and evidence of drug usage in the vehicle. During the search, the deputy found a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, a sum of cash exceeding $18,000, and 4 guns.

Investigators were called to the scene where the drugs, guns, money, and the vehicle were seized. The suspects were taken to the Aiken County Detention Center and placed on hold until warrants could be issued.

Ross was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine 10-28 grams. As a result of this investigation, Kight was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine more than 400 grams, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. Kight was also booked on an existing warrant for Trafficking Methamphetamine.

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