Killingly, Conn (WTNH)- What began as a routine bar check by state troopers has ended with a Killingly man facing drug charges. Authorities say when the went into the Sports Page bar on Central Street in Killingly shortly before six o’clock last night, they spotted 25 year old Quamell Shannon with a clear plastic baggie in his hand that troopers say appeared to contain crack cocaine.
As troopers approached, Shannon ran into a bathroom, where he flushed the plastic bag and then got into a fight with the officers. Following a short struggle, Shannon was taken into custody. Troopers report recovering additional crack cocaine at the scene that was not flushed in addition to 515 dollars in cash that Shannon was carrying.
Authorities say one member of the force suffered a knee injury in the struggle and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Shannon faces charges of possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intend to sell, tampering with physical evidence and interfering with an officer.