Advertisement

Rochester Man Accused of Selling Drugs, Running from Police

Antonio Howard Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Antonio Howard

November 07, 2017 09:34 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Around 4:30 p.m on Monday, November 6, a Rochester Police officer did a traffic stop on the 600 block of 15 Ave SE in Rochester. 

According to Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin, when the officer got to the car, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The officer searched the car and, according to Capt. Sherwin, found a bag with six pounds of synthetic cannabinoids, 45 grams of marijuana and $800 in cash inside. 

Advertisement

The officer said he tried to handcuff the driver, 36-year-old Antonio Howard, but Howard allegedly took off running. He got about a block and half when the officer caught him, took him to the ground and arrested him. 

Howard is facing charges of 4th degree sales of a controlled substance in a park zone, 5th degree possession of marijuana, sales of synthetic cannabinoids, fleeing an officer on foot and multiple traffic violations including driving without a license. 

For information on crime happening in your neighborhood, click on Spot Crime


KAAL-TV

Copyright 2017 - KAAL-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement

Most Read Stories

UPDATE: New Charges Against Former RPS Employee Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct

UPDATE: New Charges Against Former RPS Employee Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct


UPDATE: Eden Prairie Center Cleared, Mall Reopening

Tax Report Alleges Mayo Employee Stole More Than $300,000

RPD: Sex Trafficking Discovery in Rochester

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Winona County's Frack Sand Ban

RPD: "Prolific Offender" Arrested in Rochester

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement