Cops: Drug dealer assaults officers, threatens to kill them

Published: Dec. 5, 2011 at 9:52 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2011 at 11:23 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a suspected drug dealer kicked police officers and threatened to kill them at a home in North Charleston on Friday.

The North Charleston Police Department charged 28-year-old Anthony Ricardo Frasier-Smith with criminal domestic violence, trafficking cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute near 1/2 mile of a school, resisting arrest, assault on police and threatening the life of a public official.

It all started Friday night when officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home on Apartment Boulevard Friday morning.

Officers say when they found Smith walking in a hallway, the suspect walked into another room where a resident pointed at Smith and said, "It's him that is causing the problems."

When officers started to question Smith, authorities say Smith walked past the officer and began walking down the stairway. When another officer recognized Smith from previous dealings, the officer told him that he was under arrest for trespass after notice.

Police say that the suspect resisted officers and began pushing and kicking at officers in an attempt to get away. A police report states that as officers attempted to stun Smith several times with a taser, Smith said,"I will die first! I will die first!"

At one point, officers say Smith said he was going to kill the officers.

When officers got Smith to the patrol car, police say Smith struggled and continued to yell they would have to kill him and that he was going to kill the officers.

Police say they also found 18 grams of crack cocaine from Smith's right pants pocket.

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