Trini held in South Carolina on drug and weapons charges

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Trini held in South Carolina on drug and weapons charges

A 34-year old Los Angeles man was arrested on drug and weapons charges following a traffic-stop on Interstate 95.

Trinidadian native, Sheldon Junior Alexander, 7032 Ramsgate Place, Los Angeles, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

A media release issued by the Florence County Sheriff’s office assigned to the Criminal Enforcement Unit stopped Alexander’s vehicle at mile marker 157 on Interstate 95 for speeding. The traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 118 pounds of cocaine, approximately $182,000 in cash and a handgun.

Deputies estimate the street value of the seized cocaine at $9 million.

Alexander is from Trinidad and in United States illegally, according to the Deputy office.

He was arrested on December 19th in South Carolina while driving a motor vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, Alexander had been released on bond for a murder charge in California.

Further reports claim that Alexander is the nephew of murdered Radio Talk show host, Ricardo Welch aka ‘The Gladiator’.