Man swallows pills in Rochester drug arrest

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man was rushed to St. Marys after swallowing a quantity of pills during his arrest Saturday.

Rochester police responded to West Circle Drive and 19th Street NW around 9:48 p.m. June 18, after receiving a medical call about a driver "slumped over" in his vehicle.

When officers approached, they saw a large number of blue pills that could have been Percocet or Oxycodone, either of which could be mixed with fentanyl.

An officer woke the suspect up, persuaded him to put the car in park, and tried to move the pills off his lap and onto the passenger seat.

The suspect started to comply, then grabbed some of the pills and swallowed them.

The police officer removed him from the car and he was taken to St. Marys for a possible drug overdose.

Af about 2:11 a.m. June 19, Aden Aden, 31, of Rochester, was discharged from the hospital and taken to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.

Officers recovered about 50 pills, aside from the ones Aden allegedly swallowed.

He faces a 5th-degree controlled substance charge, as well as previous domestic assault charges.