BALTIMORE, Md. - An unidentified 46-year-old man is dead, said Baltimore police, shortly after swallowing evidence while he was being arrested in the Eastern District for allegedly selling drugs.
Police spokesman Donny Moses said police officers responded Friday at 7:20 p.m. to the corner of Montford and Biddle streets after observing the man selling a controlled and dangerous substance, or CDS. As the officers were arresting the suspected dealer, they said the man placed an undetermined quantity of drugs into his mouth and swallowed. Within moments, the suspect became sick and was transported to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Moses said that homicide and internal affairs officers are investigating the circumstances leading to the man's death. No cause of death has been determined.
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