A man loaded with meth and active warrants tried to escape justice at a local recycling yard, but a well-timed taser stopped him dead in his tracks.
Maricopa police arrested 34-year-old Adam R. Huggins Thursday after they said he ran from cops, according to a probable cause statement obtained by InMaricopa.
It was around 8:30 a.m. at a recycling yard near West McDavid Road and Edwards Circle when an officer recognized a man believed to have active warrants.
When dispatch confirmed the warrants, the officer entered the yard with lights flashing and told Huggins to stick ‘em up. According to the probable cause statement, Huggins took one look at the cop and then sprinted toward the Pacific Union Railroad tracks.
Huggins didn’t make it far — the officer struck him in the back with a taser and took him into custody without further incident, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital.
While searching Huggins at the hospital, officers found a large bag full of what they believed was crystal meth.
Huggins was booked into Pinal County jail on fresh charges of resisting arrest and possessing dangerous drugs. Cops also took their chance to execute several warrants for other dangerous drugs charges, promoting contraband and failing to pay penalties.
Huggins, who was already on probation, will face a Pinal County Superior Court judge Friday.
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