FREDERICK, Md. - (AP) -- Authorities say a Maryland man was chewing on a bag of drugs when a police officer approached him during a traffic stop.
The Frederick News-Post reports charging documents state an officer saw a car driven by 58-year-old Timothy Carmon fail to stop before pulling out of a parking lot around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The officer said he recognized Carmon from previous drug incidents, and ordered him to spit out what he was chewing.
He saw what appeared to be a small bag of crack cocaine when Carmon briefly opened his mouth.
Carmon told the officer: "Not this time."
A search of the car found paraphernalia and a rock of crack cocaine.
Carmon was hospitalized and subsequently released and charged with multiple offenses. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.