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"This just turned into something a whole lot bigger," Beasley said. "We never expected this at all." Braxton said he believes the driver of the vehicle stopped last year was simply paying more attention to the deputies than he was to the road. "I think it was likely a nerves thing," Braxton said. "He was definitely paying more attention to us, and he swerved a few times." Braxton said most of their stops that produce criminal activity are from "minor issues" the deputies initially notice. "When you're involved in any type of criminal behavior and you're riding the interstate from one place to another, even if you're just going from Florence to Clarendon County, you're not going to be running 100 mph or passing people right and left," he said. "You're going to be trying to get under the radar. A lot of times, it's a broken taillight or the improper use of lane that makes the stop. And like the one last year, the stop just turns into something else. We look for the smallest things. Those typically turn into the big cases." Braxton said he and Beasley do see a lot of drugs in their jurisdiction - which solely includes the 30-mile stretch of Interstate 95 running through Clarendon County. "But that's not all we do," he said. "We're not working drug interdiction; we're working criminal interdiction." That includes counterfeit goods or credit cards, stolen firearms and vehicles and even wanted fugitives. "If you can imagine it, we've found it," Beasley said. "You name it, if it travels that interstate. We've found it at some point." Started by Sheriff Randy Garrett in 2013, the ICE team has brought in thousands in legal drug currency Braxton noted. "This year, since January, we're up to maybe $30,000 in legal currency," Braxton said. "The legal drug money goes into a narcotics fund, and the sheriff can use that money to further local efforts in hurting the drug trade." That includes more training for Braxton and Beasley that doesn't cost taxpayers any money. "It helps everyone: It keeps the drugs off our streets and keeps taxpayers from having to pay for more training," Braxton said. "And by keeping those drugs off our streets, major enterprises see a place like Clarendon County is safe and that they can expand and grow their businesses here." Braxton said ultimately that public safety is the main goal of the ICE team. "Sheriff Garrett wants us out there and wants us to be seen," Braxton said. "Even if we don't make that stop or that arrest, these folks involved in criminal activity riding up and down the interstate see us on the road and they might not stop at Exit 119 or Exit 108 to eat or get gas. They don't stop in our county, and that's good for the public's safety." "The criminal element sees us stopping cars and all these blue lights," Braxton continued. "It just deters a lot of bad things from happening."