Framingham teenager swallows white baggie suspected to be cocaine after car stop, fights with Framingham police
A Framingham teenager was pulled over by police for not using his signal to make a turn. When the police approached him to ask for his license and registration he made a quick movement to the center console where the officer saw a small baggie with a white powdery substance in it he believed to be cocaine. The teenager struggled with the officer and eventually was able to swallow the baggie. He was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, failing to provide license and registration and not using a turn signal.
As a criminal lawyer in boston it is not unusual to see attempts to destroy drugs when police approach. Swallowing drugs obviously can be very dangerous, sandwich baggies cannot withstand the acid in ones stomach and the drugs are soon released into the stomach after digesting. It is not uncommon for people to overdose and die from swallowing even small amounts of drugs.