Man Detained By Police Dies After Swallowing Drugs

A man who swallowed drugs when police in North Carolina served a search warrant on him has died several hours after leaving hospital.

The Associated Press reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police searched the room at a hotel about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. When the officers entered the room a man told them he had swallowed drugs.

The man was detained but not arrested. Paramedics took him to a
hospital, but he left before being treated. Several hours later a man flagged down an officer. Police said the man was vomiting small
baggies.

Police say the man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officers didn't disclose what was in the baggies or the man's name.


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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 24, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    A.B., I felt that little punk that got killed robbing someone got exactly what he deserved also.Saved the taxpayers the cost of a trial.
  • by A.B. Location: Queens on Jul 24, 2009 at 02:25 AM
    I can't believe this. That black guy from rose who got killed while robbing a guy and you folks say oh he was a good kid he did not deserve this. Only thing this guy does wrong is having some drugs not hurting anybody just getting his smoke on, he dies and you all say he got what he deserve. You're saying he got what he deserve cuz you know he's a white guy. I hate reverse descrimination.
  • by Kelly J Location: LaGrange on Jul 23, 2009 at 08:28 PM
    My eyes are tearing up. Not!
  • by the rookie Location: gvegas on Jul 23, 2009 at 05:04 PM
    another one bites the dust
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 23, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    Yep, its the po-lice fault...
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jul 23, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    Stupid is as stupid does my Mama always said.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 23, 2009 at 02:03 PM
    Wanda, he's telling him the same thing he would have told the police. Theys wont my drugs.I'm innocent. These ain't even my pants that you found them in.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 23, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    Bon Appetit !
  • by DC Location: Kinston on Jul 23, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    Sometimes justice is so swift. Had this person sold these drugs to your children and they died do you think he would care?
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Jul 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM
    That's what the criminal gets. Now, I wonder what he's telling the good Lord.
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