SPD: Hit and run suspect may have swallowed bag of drugs

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 7:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Authorities believe the suspect in a hit and run crash near Division and Magnesium Wednesday morning may have ingested a bag of drugs before he was arrested.

Investigators believe the hit and run suspect Tracy Marsh, 36, ingested a bag with an unknown substance prior to being taken into custody. Authorities are testing the contents of the bag as a possible controlled substance.

READ:SPD pursuit shuts down Magnesium Road, suspect hospitalized

Spokane Police Department leaders said the crash started as a car chase. Police said an officer witnessed a hit and run collision. They said Marsh fled the scene in his car. Then he got out of the vehicle, fled on foot, and was caught shortly after.

A witness told officials they saw Marsh put something in his mouth before the arrest. Once Marsh was in custody, the officer immediately noticed he appeared to be experiencing a medical emergency. Medics were called to the scene and they pulled a bag containing an unknown suspect from his throat. Marsh was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

SIRR Team investigators are asking anyone with information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

 

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