Police: Suspect Eats Drugs After Crashing Moped

Posted at 6:32 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 07:47:44-04

A suspect was taken into custody after allegedly ingesting drugs while fleeing police on his moped.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, the suspect was involved in a drug deal in a gas station parking lot on Gallatin Pike.

From there, he tried to escape on his moped and weaved through traffic until he crashed in front of a funeral home.

 Police managed to run him down and take him into custody.

 The suspect had nearly $4,000 in cash in his pocket.
Police said he swallowed the drugs hoping to hide the evidence. He apparently later threw up four baggies worth of powder cocaine, crack and heroin.