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Suspect in drug Thermos traffic stop surrenders to Rock Hill Police

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Thompson Rock Hill Police

The man who fled a traffic stop on Wednesday night – during which Rock Hill Police officers say they found a Thermos filled with cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy – turned himself in to authorities on night Thursday, according to police records.

Freddie Antwan Thompson, 25, of Green Street Extension, surrendered to authorities on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest, said Mark Bollinger, Rock Hill Police spokesman. Authorities also placed a hold on Thompson in the jail for the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.

Officers pulled Thompson over on Eden Terrace about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after they saw his car weaving and traveling below the 35 mph speed limit, according to a police report. While speaking with him, officers claim Thompson appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. When asked how much alcohol he had consumed, Thompson said one beer, the report states.

Thompson then agreed to perform field sobriety tests, police say. After Thompson failed multiple tests, the officer told him he was being arrested for DUI.

He’s accused of fleeing on foot when the officer tried to handcuff him, according to the report. The officer pursued Thompson but didn’t catch him on Wednesday night.

The officer returned to Thompson’s car and noticed the smell of raw marijuana in the car, the report states. On the passenger seat, police say they 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 drug unit.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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