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Man Arrested on Several Charges Following Traffic Stop

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A man got into trouble with the law after he swallowed several pills to hide them from authorities.

Justin Rodriguez is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence.

He was pulled over on Wednesday night after cutting off an officer on Big Spring Street.

Rodriguez claimed that the three prescription pills used to treat anxiety belonged to his mother.

Meanwhile, his passenger told authorities that Rodriguez swallowed several pills while they were being pulled over.

Rodriguez was taken to a hospital after officers noticed that he appeared to be intoxicated.

He confessed to taking the pills on the way to Midland Memorial Hospital.

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