“Do not try to swallow a bag of drugs
prior to being pulled over in order to prevent a trooper from discovering them.”
This was the warning issued by the Ohio
State Highway Patrol this week following an unexpected turn in a traffic stop for speeding.
A dashcam video posted online on Thursday showed state trooper Charles Hoskin performing the Heimlich maneuver on a man he had just pulled over for allegedly exceeding the speed limit.
Eventually, the man coughed up a bag of marijuana
, according to police
According to News
, the man was cited for speeding, failing to wear a seat belt, and marijuana possession in connection with the July 3 incident in Portage County.
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Don't try to swallow a bag of drugs prior to being pulled over in order to keep a trooper from discovering them. Fortunately, Tpr. Hoskin from our Ravenna Post was alert and able to assist the man who was choking on a bag of illegal marijuana. pic.twitter.com/LqgbOhOEsW — Ohio State Patrol (@OSHP) July 8, 2021