SC town seized $135 for each resident during traffic stops

One small South Carolina town along a popular route to the beach seized the equivalent of $135 for each of its residents in traffic stops over two years, an investigation by two newspapers found. Police in Nichols took a total of $50,000 from people in 50 different traffic stops in 2014 and 2015, according to The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail. Court records show only three of them were ever convicted of a crime…