Police say a man tried to tamper with evidence by hiding Marijuana inside his mouth
Denton police say a 27-year-old man tried to tamper with evidence by hiding marijuana inside his mouth after a traffic stop, according to a police report.
At about 12:30 a.m. Friday, officers saw a vehicle traveling without a taillight in the 1300 block of Teasley Lane and initiated a traffic stop. The driver did not stop and continued northbound onto South Loop 288.
The driver continued driving at a slow speed while disregarding the officer’s siren signals. The driver then stopped at the Pecan Creek on McKinney Apartments, located in the 3500 block of East McKinney Street.
The driver’s window was down, and officers said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle.
Officers reported seeing several pieces of green leafy substance, which they believed to be marijuana, all over the driver’s lap.
The report also says officers observed numerous pieces of marijuana in the driver’s mouth.
The man was then detained.
Denton Fire Department personnel had to check on the man based on the belief that he had ingested a large amount of marijuana.
The report also says officers searched the vehicle and found a scale and several small baggies containing various drugs: marijuana, methamphetamine, crack, cocaine, fentanyl, MDMA and more.
The man was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated and was later discharged.
He was charged with the manufacture or delivery of 4-200 grams of controlled substances, as well as with tampering/fabricating physical evidence with the intent to impair law enforcement.
1500 block of West Eagle Drive — Two people told officers someone had stolen about $1,400 worth of designer clothes at a local laundromat early Friday morning, according to a police report.
At about 9:42 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the Roy’s 24/7 Wash-N-Dry on a theft call.
Two people told officers they had put their clothes in the dryer between 12:30 and 1 a.m. They returned and found their clothes missing.
Both estimated the clothes to be worth about $1,400 as they contained various designer items. The incident is under investigation, and officers will be working on getting video footage of the alleged theft.
Both individuals want to pursue charges if a suspect is caught.
From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Friday, the Denton Police Department handled 503 service and officer-initiated calls and made 12 arrests.