KERSHAW COUNTY, SC  —  Kershaw County deputies seized two and a half kilos (five and a half pounds) of crystal methamphetamine following a traffic stop on I-20 near Camden last Friday.

Officers stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on I-20 near Camden on April 17, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews. The vehicle was occupied by two Hispanic men whose identify have not been verified.

During the traffic stop, a K9 officer was called to the scene, and the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, Matthews said.

A roadside search of the truck revealed no narcotics, Matthews said. Narcotics officers obtained a search warrant for the truck, which was taken to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office where a more thorough search was conducted.

Deputies located a hidden compartment in the vehicle, which contained approximately two and a half kilograms (five and a half pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, Matthews said.

“Due to the fact that no drugs were located during the roadside search, the two individuals were released at the scene of the stop. The investigation into the source of this methamphetamine is ongoing,” Matthews said.