MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man charged with allegedly fleeing from police was in possession of a substance that tested positive for meth, according to arrest records.
Timothy B. Carper, 19, was arrested Saturday by the Mount Vernon Police Department on a charge of obstructing official business. A juvenile male with Carper was issued a warning for curfew violation.
Carper was found to have a baggie containing a crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamines, according to MVPD reports.
Carper and the juvenile were observed walking in the area of Norton Street and Marion Street at 5:47 a.m. by officers on bike patrol. According to reports, Carper and the juvenile made “a firm hand-off when walking towards” the officers.
While the officers questioned Carper and the juvenile, Carper made “many firm hand movements behind his back,” according to reports. The baggie was discovered in Carper’s back right pocket after Carper was patted down for drugs. The officers attempted to arrest Carper, and he fled. He was apprehended after a short foot chase.
The suspected meth weighed 1.8 grams, according to police reports.