Mississippi man charged with throwing meth in deputy’s face while running

OKALOOSA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) — A Mississippi man was arrested Sunday afternoon, where deputies say he fled after being arrested.

Todd Adams, 35, of Hattiesburg, was arrested on Racetrack Road where an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy allegedly discovered Adams did not have a driver’s license and smelled marijuana coming from the car.

When asked to exit the vehicle, deputies said Adams ran. He then fell to the ground and was searching through his shorts when the deputy tried to taser him. Adams then allegedly grabbed the taser and two handfuls of crushed meth from his shorts. Deputies say he threw the drugs in the deputy’s face and chest.

Adams was later found hiding under a trailer with two Taser probes still attached.

The deputy was taken to a local hospital and treated for methamphetamine exposure.

When officers searched the car, they reported half a dozen hydrocodone tablets and 67 grams of codeine syrup, along with marijuana. Deputies also found 147 grams of methamphetamine where Adams originally dumped it.

Adams is charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer, driving without a license, depriving a protection officer, possession of a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine and resisting an officer.

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