Police Make Large Meth Arrest In Lancaster

LANCASTER, SC–Authorities say they arrested Jazzy Maressa Gripper, 28, for trafficking methamphetamine after a vehicle pursuit in Kershaw Friday.

Agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, were patrolling the Kershaw area when they observed Gripper, who was driving a white 2008 Dodge Charger, cross the center line several times on Country Club Drive.

As Gripper approached Matson Street officers activated blue lights and siren and attempted to stop the vehicle but Gripper drove off when officers exited their vehicles.

Officers pursued Gripper from Marion to Cleveland to Church Street before she turned onto Rollins Drive and stopped just before its intersection with Blackmon Street.

Gripper was alone in the car and was taken out and arrested for failing to stop.

Suspected Heroin was found in the driver’s floorboard of the car along with a .40 caliber pistol and $4,331 in cash.

Officers found Gripper’s purse containing digital scales in the roadway not far from the stop. They backtracked to Cleveland Street and found a grocery bag containing 70 grams of suspected Meth and 7 grams of suspected Marijuana in the middle of the street.

Gripper was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine 28-100 Grams, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Failure to Stop for Blue Light and Siren.