The teen pulled his vehicle over without a problem, but when officer Brandolini approached and asked for his License and Registration, Taylor refused.
“He made a quick movement to the center console, and there was small baggie with a white powder in it,” Brandolini said. “He immediately made a movement to put it in his mouth,” at which point another officer stepped in and attempted to stop him from consuming what they expected was cocaine.
The struggle quickly turned aggressive, at which point the officers pulled Taylor from the vehicle and cuffed him… but not before the teen had consumed the entire bag of “white powder”.
Art Taylor was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, refusing to give police his license and registration and was also cited for not using a turn signal — a drug possession charge however was never filed.
Moral of the story? Always eat your drugs, because if nothing else, at least you’ll have an awesome time in jail.
Source: Metro West
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