Suspect arrested after swallowing bag of meth | Crime
A Black Rock man is behind bars after investigators say he tried to swallow a bag of meth.
According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, a deputy went to the home of 38-year-old Jeremy Gilliam on Monday to investigate reports of possible drug activity.
While talking to the deputy, Gilliam reportedly reached into his pocket and placed something in his mouth.
When the deputy told Gilliam to spit it out, Sheriff Dotson said “Gilliam took off running.” During the chase, Gilliam reportedly threw something onto the ground.
After he caught up with Gilliam, the deputy then called for backup. Officers with the Black Rock Police Department and Arkansas State Police arrived on the scene and began searching the area. They reportedly found a baggie containing almost 12 grams of suspected meth.
Sheriff Dotson said Gilliam told the deputy “he had swallowed about a half gram of meth.”
Gilliam, who is a parolee and also on Suspended Imposition of Sentence, is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.