Police: man dies after swallowing bag of cocaine in raid
Jul. 07, 2018
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man choked to death after swallowing an apparent bag of cocaine during a police raid.
News outlets report 52-year-old William Tucker of Waynesboro died Friday.
Police say a drug task force and a Waynesboro police SWAT team arrived at a Waynesboro home Friday morning for a drug investigation.
When they entered, police say they found Tucker forcing a bag filled with white powder into his mouth.
Police say Tucker lost consciousness while resisting attempts to remove the bag.
He was declared dead at a hospital.
Police are continuing their investigation.