BURTON, S.C. (WSAV) — Deputies arrested a man in Burton on illegal drug and gun charges Thursday.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) said Aaron Atkins, 30, was originally pulled over for a moving violation Thursday at 11 p.m. During the stop, deputies noticed a smell of marijuana prompting a search of the vehicle.

Deputies found a handgun, a trafficking amount of cocaine, distribution amount of marijuana, pills and cash inside. Atkins was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center.

BCSO charged Atkins with the following:

  • Trafficking cocaine
  • Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
  • Unlawful carry of a pistol
  • Felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime