Local man attempts to swallow drugs, passenger throws out gun before traffic stop

Local man attempts to swallow drugs, passenger throws out gun before traffic stop

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - A Wichita Falls man is in jail following a traffic stop on Friday morning.

Vincent Lamount Alexander and two passengers in his car were pulled over in the 5400 block of Ricci Street around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

After speaking with everyone in the car, both passengers were arrested for outstanding warrants.

Police say one of the passengers admitted to throwing a .40 caliber handgun out the window prior to the stop. The loaded weapon was found in the the 1700 block of West Rathgeber Rd.

During a search of Alexander and the car, police also found .201 ounces of marijuana, a .22 caliber handgun in the center console, drug paraphernalia, and two baggies of methamphetamine in his mouth, one of which he swallowed.

He was arrested for 2 felony counts of Unlawful Possession of Firearm and 2 counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence for having the passenger throw the gun out. He also faces charges for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Display Wrong, Fictitious, Altered, Obscured License Plate.

His bonds total more than $23,000.

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