Drug Suspect Arrested Following Beaufort County Traffic Stop

A traffic stop leads to the arrest of a suspect who had arrest warrants out for him and the discovery lawmen say of drugs in his vehicle.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Mitchell St. Clair Junior of Sharon Court in Washington was pulled over after he crossed the center line while traveling on East Barr Road in Chocowinity. After identifying the driver, the deputy learned of three active order for arrests on grand jury indictments and arrested St. Clair.

A search of his vehicle turned up five plastic baggies containing marijuana in a glass jar inside of a computer case and a canister containing a white powdery substance.

St. Clair was released after posting an $8,000.00 secured bond.


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  • by A protective cousin Location: South Carolina on Feb 22, 2012 at 01:19 PM
    Make no mistake, I do not like what Mitch, Jr. has done, but it is hard to find a job when you are an felon. Instead of dogging his father & talking about his past, why don't you go to your legislators and changed the law that would allow companies to give felons a chance to work or something. Talking about what his father did in the past has nothing to do with what his son has done. He is responsible for his actions! Instead of dogging him, make this a teachable moment for your own kids & let your senators know that the laws for felons who have served their time get a chance to start over & lead productive lives. Do you realized that this man has a mother, sisters & children that are reading these blogs? Be mindful of what you say about him & his father. Alot of you act like you have never did anything wrong or try to survive in this would by any means. This family is hurting and they need your prayers. It is not embarassing for BCCC it is embarassing for him! So stop your gossiping & call your senator & pray for my cousin please? #IJS!
  • by A mother, and I will Pray !! Location: Bath on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:15 AM
    In two days (just TWO days) I hear of two great familes have to deal with Heart felt pain and very hurtful stares and gossip, But as for me ( I know first hand,) you can't chose your family,but the company you keep you can !!! A preacher I heard last week say ! AND I QUOTE A FRIEND CAN SEND YOU TO HELL QUIT !!!! WE all are responsible for our own actions !!! Not the parents
  • by A Fair Person Location: Washington on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    I know Mitch Sr. and Mitch Jr. They both are decent people. Mitch Jr. is very intelligent and has tried very hard to get a job since his graduation from BCCC. His past mistakes are preventing him from doing that. i don't condone criminal behavior but a person has to eat and live. If no one will give you a job, what are you supposed to do? I really, really wish Mitch Sr. would give his son a job and a chance to prove himself and show how smart he is. You people out there should stop running your mouths. This could happen in your own families. Don't just assume someone is a bad person because some wrong decisions were made. You should be ASHAMED of yourselves!
  • by Smith Brothers on Jan 19, 2012 at 02:35 AM
    Does anyone know really how his dad got his start? What you do in the past sometimes is seen in your children it is like a curse.
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      by Just Saying on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:04 AM in reply to Smith Brothers
      He was a meat cutter at Winn-Dixie and drove a school bus. He worked hard to buy and pay for his first dump truck, then he brought another truck and continued to work hardso now he has St.Clair Trucking.His son should have followed his Dad's example and not taken to a life of crime.
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        by Me on Jan 19, 2012 at 07:30 AM in reply to Just Saying
        u r (almost) correct that is SOME of what he did
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      by c-had on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:48 AM in reply to Smith Brothers
      LIBELING.You better make sure you know somethings true before statements damaging an individuals reputation are made.I know how Beaufort County is and I dont believe a thing I hear from these drama kings and queens.
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      by money's the name on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:53 AM in reply to Smith Brothers
      his father got his srart jest like jr is trying to do sr paid the right people jr should have paid them to .beaufort county is all about who gets paid.
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        by A protective cousin on Feb 22, 2012 at 01:34 PM in reply to money's the name
        Nope, money's the name, thats not a fact. Get it straight. You will mess around and get sued! How dare you try to mess up his name? I am thankful that Mitch, Sr., is too classy to comment on this. GET IT RIGHT!
  • by pc Location: chocowinity on Jan 18, 2012 at 06:15 PM
    This has to be quite embarrasing for Beaufort County Community College (for which Mitch St. Clair Sr. serves on the Board of Trustees) to be connected to a family that is representing the college.
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      by Just Saying on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:11 AM in reply to pc
      I don't think it is embarrassing to BCCC. I think it is embarrassing to Mitch Sr.. People are talking about him for something his 37 yesr old son did. 37!!!! Come on people at that age, the only person that is responsible is the 37 year old man.
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        by agree on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:24 AM in reply to Just Saying
        i agree he does not have to take resposibility for his son. his son is a grown man and take resposibilities for hisself. Mitch Sr. is a great man.
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      by c-had on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:38 AM in reply to pc
      Why would this embarrass them? Your the one who cannot spell.
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        by gee on Jan 20, 2012 at 07:07 AM in reply to c-had
        to c-had; your point would have been well taken, had you written "you're the one who cannot spell". Until you understand the difference between your and you're, don't trouble yourself with correcting the grammar of others.
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          by c-had on Jan 21, 2012 at 08:56 AM in reply to gee
          One who doesnt start sentences with capital letters shouldnt be posting about grammar either.
  • by Justice? Location: Washington on Jan 18, 2012 at 05:38 PM
    Drug charges in Beaufort County..ALL and I mean ALL kinds of people walk here...How long can you keep it hidden in this County?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 at 05:24 PM
    No, I suggest cutting off a finger for every time convicted.Hard to count your money made dealing drugs with nubs!Bet it wouldn't take long to stop drug abuse with no supply!
  • by the popester Location: rome on Jan 18, 2012 at 09:41 AM
    I might can get him re-commended for Sainthood.
  • by SOPA on Jan 18, 2012 at 09:02 AM
    STOP SOPA! CALL CONGRESS NOW! Corporate supporters of Senate 968 (PIPA) and HR 3261 (SOPA) demand the ability to take down any web site (including craigslist, Wikipedia, or Google) that hurts their profits -- without prior judicial oversight or due process -- in the name of combating "online piracy." PIPA and SOPA authors and supporters insist they'd only go after foreign piracy sites, but Internet Engineers understand this is an attempt to impose "Big Brother" controls on our Internet, complete with DNS hijacking and censoring search results. Incredibly, many Congress Members favor this idea. Try to imagine jack-booted thugs throttling free speech, poisoning the Internet (greatest of American inventions, the very pillar of modern democracy), and devastating one of the our most successful industries. Totalitarian, anti-American, massively-job-killing nonsense. Tell Congress you OPPOSE Senate 968 "Protect IP Act" (PIPA) and H.R. 3261 "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA):
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      by c-had on Jan 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM in reply to SOPA
      I have already called and sent letters to congress.It is very disturbing but I seen this coming from 10 miles away.It will only get worse.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 at 05:15 AM
    The DA in Beaufort Co will plea him out and he will walk doing very little if any jail time. The Beaufort Co. DA is a criminals best friend.
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