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DECATUR — A drug dealer confronted by police on a Decatur street Tuesday morning tried to run, but was arrested after officers used stun gun, according to a sworn affidavit.

The 35-year-old man was booked on preliminary charges of resisting/obstructing police, possession of a controlled substance and the manufacturing/delivery of cocaine, which are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Writing in the affidavit, officer Robert C. Baker said police found the man walking in the middle of the roadway in the 1000 block of North College Street at 10:29 a.m. He tried to run, disobeying commands to stop, before being shot with the stun gun and taken into custody, Baker said.

“During a search of (his) person, 32 grams of cannabis was located and he voluntarily stated he possessed cocaine,” Baker said. The officer said 6½ grams of the drug was then located along the path the man had fled from police.

“The cocaine was contained in three separate packages, which is consistent with intent to deliver,” Baker said.

The man remained in the Macon County Jail on Wednesday night in lieu of $50,000 bond.


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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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