A police officer in Crisfield, Maryland stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, but soon noticed the strong smell of marijuana in the car. As the officer observed the passenger in the front seat trying to hide something by the center console, another officer arrived.
According to WBOC News, the suspects followed the officers’ orders to get out of the vehicle. The officers noticed white powder, which turned out to be heroin, packaged in envelopes in the center console. The passenger appeared to have swallowed some of the heroin and he told the officers that he didn’t feel well.
An ambulance was called to the scene and Cory Jenkins, 27, became violent and disorderly when medical personnel were trying to put him on a gurney. He later bit one of the officer’s index fingers.
Jenkins and the officer both suffered minor injuries, but medical personnel released them soon after the incident.
According to police, officers confiscated 60 bags of heroin packaged for street distribution with a value of $1,200, a few grams of marijuana, $102 in cash, and the car.
Jenkins was charged with possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 1000 feet of a school, possession other than marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, first- and second-degree assault.
The other suspect, Jonathan Brown, 28, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute, distribution within 1,000 feet of a school, possession other than marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on bail of $50,000.