K9 used to capture alleged drug dealer who attempted to flee from deputies

K9 used to capture alleged drug dealer who attempted to flee from deputies

POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 1:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 1:49pm

A man arrested for narcotics will face additional charges for allegedly attempting to harm a police dog and battery on a police officer.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred on Saturday, Nov. 17. We’re told the suspect, Asanti Wilson, 23, of Hammond, was driving along Milton Road when a deputy conducted a traffic stop. Officials say Wilson became aggressive with the officer upon exiting his vehicle.

As the deputy approached the vehicle, he claims to have smelled marijuana. After gaining consent from Wilson, the deputy then initiated a search of the vehicle with the assistance of a K9. The K9 located a scale and several clear plastic baggies, but did not locate any narcotics.

Although no drugs were located in the vehicle, a deputy turned the K9’s attention to the area surrounding the vehicle. It was at this point that reports indicate that Wilson attempted to flee the scene on foot. Deputies then gave chase and the K9 was able to apprehend him.

The K9 also located approximately 65 grams of crack cocaine located near Wilson’s vehicle. They say he had $1,300 of cash on his person.

Officials did not provide information relative to how Wilson allegedly attacked the K9. However, he was charged with Attempting to Harm a Police Dog, Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest for Force.

Wilson was also charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS II, Driving Without a License, and Not Having the Proper Equipment Required on Vehicle.

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