In an effort to hide the evidence a North Carolina man allegedly tries swallowing a plastic bag of cocaine in Ocean Township while sitting in the middle of the Seaview Square Shopping Mall, according to police.

Ocean Township Police were responding to the area near Costco on November 7 around 8:54 pm for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

When they found the white Lincoln Town car and pulled it over, they found the driver and cocaine as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Loren D. Watson Jr., 32, of Durham, North Carolina was removed from the vehicle and arrested.

The bag of cocaine was recovered and the Wanamassa First Aid was requested to the scene to evaluate Watson.

He was charged with Tampering with Evidence, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Watson was transported to the hospital and released on a criminal summons pending a future court appearance.

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