X-rays confirm man swallowed cocaine before being tased, arrested

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after he swallowed cocaine after running from a traffic stop and being struck with a Taser.

Major Jim Brady with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said the incident started at 10 a.m. on Interstate 26 near the Ashley Phosphate Road interchange, when a deputy attempted to pull over 22-year-old Grant Brown.

Brady said the deputy tailed Brown's vehicle to Dorchester Manor Boulevard before the suspect fled his vehicle on foot. North Charleston police were assisting at this time, and one of the officers used a Taser to subdue Brown, Brady said.

During a search of the suspect, officers found marijuana and over $500 in cash.

That was when Brown told authorities he had swallowed cocaine. X-rays at the hospital proved that Brown was not lying.

Brown was held at Trident Hospital overnight for observation, and is expected to be ok.

He is charged with resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, driving without a license, resisting arrest by flight and reckless driving. Brown also had outstanding arrest warrants and might face additional charges from the S.C. Highway Patrol, Brady added.

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