DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man swallowed evidence as officers forced their way into his apartment on Wooster Heights Road with a warrant as part of a drug bust, police said.
Officers with court-authorized search warrants — seeking evidence that the suspect was selling crack — headed to the man's apartment at 19 Wooster Heights Road at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.
To gain entry to the home, officers had to force their way in, where they found Lee Samuel Alexander, 29, and two other men, police said.
The other two men cooperated with commands from the officers, but Alexander refused, police said. In the process, he swallowed an unidentified object believed to be illicit drugs, police said.
In fear for Alexander’s medical well-being, officers summoned medical personnel, who later transported Alexander to the hospital for preventive treatment, police said.
As a result of all searches, a small amount of marijuana was seized from the residence, police said.
Based on the findings and Alexander’s physical resistance to cooperate with officers, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and interfering with a search warrant. Bond was set at $10,000.
The search warrant was executed by members of the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division, with the assistance of the Community Conditions Unit, the Patrol Division and a federal law enforcement official.
The warrants were issued after complaints from residents that Alexander was selling crack cocaine in the City of Danbury, police said.