Man Chokes To Death On Marijuana After Arrest
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (CBS4) ―
Sheriff's deputies in Bay County, Florida said a 23-year-old man was hit with a stun gun and died after choking on a bag of marijuana he ingested during an attempted arrest.
Local media said Andrew Grande ran from deputies that responded to the scene of a reported physical disturbance early on Friday morning. Investigators eventually confronted Grande who law enforcement said tried to put something in his mouth while struggling against an arrest.
Police had managed to get one handcuff on Grande's wrist before deputies say he broke free. Police then used a stun gun to take Grande down. After he was shocked, deputies saw that he appeared to be choking.
Deputies tried to clear Grande's throat with the Heimlich maneuver, but were unsuccessful in their attempts. Grande was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
12 December 2009
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