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Police: NJ man tried to eat box of drugs while fleeing police

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A New Jersey man is facing charges in New York State.

Theodore Harris is accused of trying to eat a box of painkillers while he was being chased by State Troopers.

Prosecutors say the 58-year-old ran from police after being pulled over on I-87.

They say he also had marijuana. Harris is charged with assault, resisting arrest, and drug possession.

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