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Tempe Police: Man swallows drugs at The District

Tempe Police reported the following incidents Sunday:

  • A 26-year-old Tempe man was arrested Jan. 19 on the 900 block of East Apache Boulevard on suspicion of drug paraphernalia and dangerous drug possession, and trespassing, according to a police report.

    The man was contacted at The District apartments when security recognized him from a previous incident, police reported. The man quickly swallowed an unknown item as they security guards approached him, according to the report.

    The security guard told police after the man was detained that he knew the man from another apartment complex in Tempe and that he was know to use drugs, police reported.

    The security guard asked the man if he had anything illegal on him and the man voluntarily took two bottles of pills from his jacket pocket, according to the report.

    When officers arrived, the man was already detained, according to the report. The man said he knew that he shouldn’t be on the property but came to visit a friend, police reported. The man also said the pills were given to him by his friend and that they were Xanex and Amphetamine, according to the report.

    According to the report, the man also had several strips of foil, which he stated were used to inhale the pills because they make him feel good.

    The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to see a judge, police reported.

  • A 29-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested Jan. 19 on the 3200 block of South Fair Lane on suspicion of forgery and theft, according to a police report.

    The woman was taken into custody after she had stolen and forged three checks for over $900 on three separate occasions in the past three months, according to the report.

    The woman was transported to Tempe City Jail, where she was booked and released pending charges, police reported.

Reports compiled by Kelcie Grega.

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