ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Two already wanted suspects stopped at a Rock Hill checkpoint now face a range of new gun, drug and stolen vehicle charges.

South Carolina Highway Patrol conducted the checkpoint at Hall Spencer and Cureton Ferry roads Wednesday night.

Troopers say the driver of a 2001 Chevy Blazer, Rachell House, did not have a driver s license. Neither did passenger Joshua Rice, police say, who was allegedly carrying a fake ID.

A check showed the vehicle was reported stolen out of North Carolina.

Troopers then began to investigate further. They found a pistol grip 12 gauge shotgun with several extra rounds, a .380 pistol and body armor, according to SCHP. The pistol was also reported stolen out of Fort Mill.

Police say the suspects were also trafficking drugs. Officers found 18.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of morphine, oxycodone, alprazolam, cocaine and a small amount of marijuana package for sale, according to investigators.

House, 25, has prior meth charges on her record. She was wanted by probation officers in Lancaster before this arrest. Rice, 28, was already wanted for a North Carolina assault case.

The York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit assisted SCHP in the case.

Charges are as follows:


  • Trafficking Methamphetamine 2nd
  • PWID Morphine 2nd
  • PWID Marijuana 2nd
  • Possession of Firearm by Person During Violent Crime
  • Possession Stolen Vehicle
  • DUS 2nd


  • Trafficking Methamphetamine
  • PWID Morphine
  • PWID Marijuana
  • Possession Oxycodone
  • Possession Alprazolam
  • Carry Pistol Unlawfully
  • Possession Stolen Pistol
  • Possession of Firearm by Person During Violent Crime
  • Possession of Pistol by Person Convicted of Violent Crime
  • Possession Stolen Vehicle
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