Rock Hill man caught with heroin struggles with police during arrest

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comNovember 7, 2013 

— Heroin-encrusted syringes, spoons and pills were found in the car of a Rock Hill man who police took to the ground while arresting him for possessing drug paraphernalia, according to a police report.

Officers responding to a call about a suspicious car on Annafrel Street found a man walking away from a 2000 Ford Explorer, according to a Rock Hill police report. While other officers spoke with the man, the responding officer spoke with two people inside the car, one of whom was identified as Chris Scott Self, 24.

While speaking with Self and his backseat passenger, police noticed an uncapped syringe lying on the ground outside the car, the report states. Police instructed both men not to reach for anything inside the car and keep their hands up. Officers asked Self to step out of the car when they noticed him reaching for his pocket.

Police tried to detain him, but Self tried to reach down into his pants, the report states. They tried to bring his hands behind his back, but Self “tensed up,” police reported.

Officers took him to the ground and handcuffed him, the report states. Police searched Self and found hydromorphone in his pockets. In his car, they found used and new syringes, along with two spoons with drug residue and burn marks. While searching him again in the jail, police found .28 grams of black tar heroin in Self’s pocket. He was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of heroin.

The passenger was released without being charged, police said.

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