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Police Arrest Man with Mouth Full of Cocaine

Police Arrest Man with Mouth Full of Cocaine

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(KSL News) Salt Lake police had a slightly unusual situation this morning, almost like the suspect wanted to be arrested. It happened near 500 South and 300 West.

Sgt. Joe Cyr, with the Salt Lake City Police Dept., said, "Officers came by and spotted this individual. And he purposefully opened his mouth and showed them that he had some bundles of cocaine in his mouth. We don't know why he did that, but it was enough for officers to stop."

Police say the suspect, who gave them the name of Daniel Garcia, resisted arrest, and in the scuffle one of the bags of cocaine fell out of his mouth.

Police also found 15 to 20 bags of cocaine hidden nearby.

Garcia was booked into jail for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and resisting arrest.

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