Friday, August 30, 2013
THE COP SHOP
Paranoid man has carload of drugs
A 19-year-old man called police from a gas station about 8:45 p.m. Thursday asking for help because he was being followed from a casino by four cars, he said. The man would not leave the station in the 700 block of Londonderry because "that's how scared I am." Officers responded and found no sign of anyone following the man. He asked them to search his car to make him feel safer. The officers complied and found a large amount of illegal drugs and needles packaged to distribute. They took the man to jail on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
800 block of South Interstate 35 East - Officers contacted a 21-year-old man they saw sitting in a car in the back parking lot of a motel about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. They noticed that he had a gun tucked into his waistband and appeared to be trying to swallow something. They took the gun and told him to spit out whatever was in his mouth but he refused. Finally they were able to get a bag of marijuana out of his mouth. He had burglary tools in his car, drug paraphernalia and property the officers believed was stolen. They arrested him on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence and use of a criminal instrument.