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Man swallows bags of heroin during arrest in Greenville, police say

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) - Greenville Police say one of two people arrested after police were called for a potentially stolen car swallowed a bag of drugs and had to be given Narcan.

According to police, officers were called for a report of a potentially stolen vehicle Wednesday afternoon at East Stone Avenue.

When officers contacted the two men, one lied about his identity and had a license belonging to someone else.

That man, David O'Neal, also had syringes in his pockets, police say.

(From: Greenville Police Department)
Small bag of what is believed to be heroin (From: Greenville Police Department)

The other man, Joshua Chandler, had a bag of that is believed to be heroin in his wallet, according to officers.

Police say Chandler became ill during the arrest and wouldn't admit to swallowing anything illegal. Later, police say it was determined that he had swallowed bags of heroin and was given Narcan on the way to the hospital.

During a search of the vehicle, police say they found syringes and two handguns.

O'Neal has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, presenting false driver's license, false name/address given to police, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Chandler has been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a schedule 1-4 drug, and destruction of evidence.

Chandler and O'Neal were both taken to the Greenville County Detention Center.

Police say the vehicle had not been reported stolen at the time.


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