Man swallows marijuana to avoid arrest

HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) - A man was found eating marijuana in an effort to keep police from arresting him.

Homewood Police, in a statement Tuesday to FOX6 News, said the unidentified man was pulled over Monday at about 8 p.m. at the intersection of Cobb Street and Oxmoor Rood.  As the officer approached the car, police said the officer observed the suspect, "eating and swallowing marijuana to avoid arrest."

Police said the suspect was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, and unlawfully carrying a pistol. The pistol was reported stolen out of Birmingham.

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