FREDERICK, Md. — Authorities say a Maryland man was chewing on a bag of drugs when a police officer approached him during a traffic stop.

The Frederick News-Post reports charging documents state an officer saw a car driven by 58-year-old Timothy Carmon fail to stop before pulling out of a parking lot around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. The officer said he recognized Carmon from previous drug incidents, and ordered him to spit out what he was chewing. He saw what appeared to be a small bag of crack cocaine when Carmon briefly opened his mouth.

Carmon told the officer: “Not this time.”

A search of the car found paraphernalia and a rock of crack cocaine.

Carmon was hospitalized and subsequently released and charged with multiple offenses. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post,

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