Cayce, SC (Greenville News) - A 24-year-old Cayce man told police his drugs had been stolen and he wanted to press charges.
The request was likely a first for the Cayce Public Safety Department, according to spokesperson Ashley Hunter.
That Sunday night call was in reference to a dispute, according to an incident report.
When Cayce public safety officers responded to the home, they found the man in the backyard. He was "upset" and said someone had stolen his two grams of methamphetamine and he wanted the thief prosecuted, according to the incident report.
Two officers helped him search inside the house for the two grams of meth he believed someone had stolen.
A female in the home gave an officer a small bag of what she said contained meth, the report said. She said she had hidden it because she didn't want the man to "drink it," according to the incident report.
The man said those drugs did not belong to him. Officers were unable to determine who owned the meth and seized it, according to the police report.
The man's missing drugs were not found. Had they been recovered and claimed by him, the man likely would have faced charges, Hunter said.
"Anytime there's a crime committed in the city of Cayce and there's a very clear person who committed the crime, that person is charged with the appropriate offense," Hunter said. "Certainly that would have been appropriate to do had that been the case."
Police are still investigating, she said.