Police: Man ate marijuana during drug arrest

(Ephrata Police Department)

EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) – A man is facing drug charges after police say he ate marijuana while he was being arrested.

Ephrata police say William Michael Stringer III, 23, was asleep in his vehicle around 1 a.m. Saturday with rolling papers and marijuana on his lap.

As officers were arresting Stringer, he ate some of the marijuana so it wouldn’t be taken from him, according to police.

Stringer was charged with tampering with evidence, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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