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A 38-year-old Desloge man was arrested in Arnold for alleged possession of a large amount of drugs after he ran from police. Arnold Police had to use a stun gun to subdue the man, Police reported.

At about 6:50 p.m. March 18, Arnold Police spotted the man in a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina parked outside Walmart, 2201 Michigan Ave. Officers noticed the car because it was backed into a parking spot with its engine running and lights on, and when they passed the car, the man, who was wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses even though it was raining, tried to hide his face, the report said.

The officers checked the license plate on the car and learned the driver was wanted on numerous warrants. When the officers approached the car again, the driver pulled out of the parking spot and drove to WoodSpring Suites, 888 Arnold Commons Drive, according to the report.

Officers stopped the car in the hotel parking lot, and the suspect allegedly provided a fake name and identification. When the officers returned to their cruiser to check his identification, the man allegedly got out of the car and ran towards I-55, the report said.

Officers caught up with him on the shoulder of the interstate and ordered the man to stop and show his hands. However, the man allegedly shook his head no and after he refused to lie on the ground, an officer used a stun gun to subdue him. The man continued to struggle, but he eventually was taken into custody, according to the report.

Officers allegedly found the man with six bags containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine, two bags containing a substance believed to be marijuana, two bags with 40 unidentified pills, a metal tin with Xanax inside, as well as drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

The suspect already was wanted in Jefferson County for third-degree domestic assault and in Franklin County for delivery of a controlled substance and a parole violation, police reported.

The man was booked and held for the other law enforcement agencies. Depending on results of the drug analysis, Arnold Police will seek charges against the man through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute it, Detective Lt. Jason Valentine said.

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