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3 arrested after drug investigation

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April Lespier, Priscilla DuPont and Malcolm Major (Source: Bluffton police) April Lespier, Priscilla DuPont and Malcolm Major (Source: Bluffton police)
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

Bluffton police arrested three people on Tuesday while patrolling the area of Dubois Lane and May River Road.

Officers were driving down Dubois Lane where two people were standing in the middle of the roadway. A third person stepped out of the bushes. The three people began to approach the cruiser. The officer activated his blue lights and made contact with them.

Police said a man later identified as Malcolm Major, 27, had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on him. The officer started his investigation and Major and a woman identified as April Lespier, 32, started walking away.

Major appeared to have something in his pocket, and officers feared it was a weapon, so they restrained him, according to police.

Lespier and Priscilla DuPont, 22, became disorderly toward officers and were taken into custody. Lespier is charged with public disorderly conduct.

Police said DuPont had marijuana at the time of her arrest and a high capacity magazine for a 9MM semi-automatic handgun. A search of the area did not turn up any firearms.

Police said Major had DuPont was found to be in possession of marijuana at the time of her arrest as well as a high capacity magazine for a 9MM semi-automatic handgun. Dupont was charged with public disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana.

Police said Major was arrested and charged with one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) and one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base within a half-mile of a school.

Major lives less than a half-mile from the May River Montessori School.

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