Police apprehended and subdued a suspect who tried swallowing a bag of marijuana and resisting arrest, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
Jamie McCullough, 28, of Rock Hill and another man were stopped by Rock Hill’s Street Crimes Unit after leaving a known narcotics location near Crawford Road, close to the intersection of Whitner Street. McCullough was the passenger riding in a 2000 Toyota 4Runner.
Police initiated a traffic stop at Crawford at Simirill Street. Officers noticed McCullough pushing a bulge in his pocket, later identified as narcotics, to the right side of his pants. As the officer began placing McCullough under arrest, he tried to flee with one handcuff still attached to his wrist, police say.
McCullough was able to remove and swallow a bag of marijuana, police say. An officer stunned him with a taser twice on the calf when he continued to struggle, police say. He coughed up the bag of marijuana when he began gagging and 10.55 grams of marijuana were recovered.
He was charged with resisting arrest and third degree assault and battery. Since he had previous narcotics charges, he was also charged with marijuana possession second offense.
During the fight, an officer’s duty belt broke so McCullough was given another charge of damage to city property. He is held at the Rock Hill jail on a $30,000 bond.