A 21-year-old man was arrested for drug possession Wednesday night after Olympia police found him hiding in a recycling bin.
The Olympia Police Department gave the following account of the arrest:
The officer noticed the man and a woman sitting in the doorway of a closed office building. The officer tried to make contact with them, but the suspects nervously tried to hide something.
As they began to gather their things, a needle loaded with heroin rolled out from behind them.
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The officer asked them so sit down, asked for their identification and called for backup. The man gave a false name.
The man continued to look nervous and began fidgeting. The officer asked if he was planning on running away, and the man said no.
Another officer arrived.
Suddenly, the man jumped up and ran away.
Two officers searching for the man in a nearby parking lot heard a large, plastic recycling bin rattle. When they opened the lid, they found the suspect.
The suspect told police his real name and told them he had heroin in his pocket.
Officers learned that the man had an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant for failing to comply with conditions of release from prison. He was booked into the Thurston County Jail.