JACKSON-Police here said a man who was exiting the parking lot of Glory’s Market on September 1st was driving while intoxicated and attempting to swallow a bag of cocaine after being pulled over. The store, which is a meat market on one side and liquor store on the other happened to be part of a “Cops in Shops” police enforcement detail.
Police officers noticed the subject leaving the business and followed him. The initiated a stop after nearly causing a crash, on East Veterans Highway.
The man’s name was not released by police. He was released on a summons.
Photo: File Photo of cocaine bag.
According to a police report by the Jackson Police Department:
At 1921 hours while working a “Cops in Shops” detail and going through the parking lot of Glory’s Market on Cedar Swamp Road, Police Officers Cassiopeia De La Torre and Kevin Kleinknecht observed a vehicle leaving the parking lot being driven erratically. The officers followed the vehicle and after observing the driver nearly cause a motor vehicle crash, conducted a motor vehicle stop on East Veteran’s Highway with it. As the officers made contact with 56 year old male driver, they observed him chewing on a plastic bag which contained an unknown substance. The driver refused the officer’s commands to stop and attempted to place the bag further into his mouth as a struggle ensued to remove him from the vehicle and remove the bag from his mouth. The officers were able to remove him from the vehicle and place him in handcuffs and also recovered what appeared to be suspected cocaine from the remnants of the bag. The male was later transported to an area hospital for treatment as a precaution for any contraband he may have eaten. After being discharged he was processed and charged with: possession of a controlled dangerous substance, hindering apprehension, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, possession of CDS while operating a motor vehicle, careless driving, failure to maintain lane and delaying traffic. He was released on summons pending a court appearance.
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