Nov 22, 2016 1:32 PM

Police: Nashua man busted with drugs ate the evidence - baggie and all

MANCHESTER — After a Manchester man failed to use a turn signal, his passenger got busted for drugs and then allegedly ate the evidence, according to police.

Dwight Bennett, 37, failed to use his blinker while leaving a Spruce Street parking spot, and was pulled over. When an officer approached the car, he allegedly smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from within, police say.

The passenger, Anthony Harris, 34 of Nashua, got out of the car and consented to a search. The officer found a small bag, of what he believed to be heroin, and placed it on the trunk of the car as he continued the search.

Harris allegedly tried to grab the bag off of the trunk and swallow it. The officer grabbed his arm as they fell to the ground in an attempt to prevent him from swallowing the drugs. The officers were unable to locate the small bag of drugs, so Harris was taken to a local hospital as a safety precaution to make sure he did not suffer a potential overdose.

Harris was also found with a "blunt" styled marijuana cigarette on him, according to police.

He was charged with possession of a controlled drug, falsifying physical evidence, and resisting arrest/detention.

Bennett was not charged in the incident. Harris is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on Nov. 22.

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