A York Township man allegedly ate his stash of Adderall while in police custody after he attempted to run from police following a traffic stop early Monday morning.
Kevin A. McNeil, 28, of 2904 Cape Horn Road, also allegedly fought two West York police officers who were trying to stop him from eating the drugs.
He is charged with aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance and is free on $10,000 bail, according to court records.
An officer saw McNeil driving a car in the area of Dewey Street and stopped him for a traffic violation in the 900 block of West Princess Street in York City about 12:30 a.m., police said.
McNeil was removed from the car and patted down by an officer, but took off running and was quickly caught by two officers, one of whom used a stun gun to subdue McNeil, according to charging documents.
Chewy: During questioning at the police station, McNeil's speech was unclear and an officer told McNeil to open his mouth. When he did, the officer saw a plastic bag in McNeil's mouth and ordered him to spit it out, police said.
McNeil refused, and when an officer tried to remove the bag, McNeil bit the officer's finger, documents state.
After refusing numerous commands to spit the bag out, McNeil started to thrash his body and kick officers. Despite officers' using a stun gun on him for a second time, McNeil continued to fight with officers, documents state.
The two officers were finally able to get the bag from McNeil's bloodied mouth after several minutes of fighting but were unable to determine what was once in the bag, documents state.
Hospital: Fearing he might have ingested something that could harm him, officers took McNeil to York Hospital to be checked by medical personnel, police said.
Charging documents state McNeil admitted to officers the bag contained Adderall, adding he chewed and swallowed what he could of the pills. He did not have a prescription for the medication, documents state.
Adderall is an amphetamine-based psychostimulant medication used to treat attention deficit disorder.
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