DECATUR — A Decatur man said he had eaten and swallowed a “dime bag” of cannabis because he was scared after the car he was riding in was pulled over, sheriff's deputies said.

The 24-year-old man was a passenger in a car stopped just after midnight Sunday morning by a Macon County Sheriff’s Office patrol at North 22nd Street and E. Prairie Ave.

In a sworn affidavit, deputy T.J. Wolfe said the man had a “green leafy residue” on the corners of his mouth and had dribbled it down the front of his shirt.

Wolfe said the man admitted he had another bag of cannabis concealed in his shoe “which he had not been able to eat entirely.” The remaining cannabis in that bag weighed 1.3 grams.

The man was arrested on a preliminary charge of obstructing justice to destroy evidence. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the state’s attorney’s office.

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