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Police: Rock Hill man flees traffic stop, leaves behind thermos full of drugs

tkulmala@heraldonline.com

Freddie Antwan Thompson
Freddie Antwan Thompson

Police are seeking a Rock Hill man who fled a traffic stop Wednesday during which officers found a Thermos in the car filled with cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy, according to the Rock Hill Police Department.

Freddie Antwan Thompson, 25, of Green Street Extension, has pending warrants of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and faulty equipment.

Officers pulled over a vehicle on Eden Terrace about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after they saw it weaving and traveling “well below” the 35 mph speed limit, according to a police report. While speaking with the driver, officers noticed he was exhibiting signs of intoxication and smelled of alcohol. When asked how much alcohol he had consumed, Thompson said one beer.

Thompson consented to field sobriety testing when asked by the officer, police said. After Thompson failed multiple tests, the officer told him he was being arrested for DUI. He fled on foot when the officer tried to handcuff him.

The officer pursued Thompson but was unsuccessful, police said. The officer returned to the vehicle to conduct an inventory and noticed the smell of raw marijuana in the car. On the passenger seat, he found a small plastic thermos containing 53 grams of marijuana, 21 grams of crack cocaine and a single does of ecstasy.

The narcotics were turned over to the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Unit.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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