An Edmond man, 29, who attempted to elude anti-gang officers outside a metro night club was arrested on a drug possession complaint, police said.
Early Sunday morning the gang unit and an Oklahoma City police officer were patrolling the area of Northwest 10th Street and MacArthur Boulevard, according to an Oklahoma City Police Department report.
As two officers approached the unnamed club they noticed many individuals standing around at closing time, police said. The officers approached them due to the number of disturbance calls the OKCPD had received at closing time, according to a police report.
Several gang officers approached two men seated in a 2006 Dodge Stratus, police said.
As they neared the car the driver put it in gear and accelerated away from the officers, police said. Officers in a squad car joined in the effort to stop the car, which sped around the parking lot and stopped just before exiting the parking area, police said.
Officers smelled marijuana coming from the car, and the driver was told to get out and he was placed under investigative detention, police said. He was searched with his consent, police said.
A passenger was also placed in a squad car, police said.
An officer searched the vehicle and found a baggy of marijuana that weighed .50 grams in the center console, police said.
Police said the driver of the Dodge Stratus, Samuel Leonard Washington III, 29, of Edmond, was arrested on complaints of possession of marijuana and obstruction. The suspect drove around three sides of the business trying to avoid officers, police said.
Washington was convicted of possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Oklahoma County in February 2010, police said. Police authorized a hold for a state charge, the report stated.
A warrant check showed that the passenger, Tony Bruner, 24, of Oklahoma City, had two outstanding felony warrants and several misdemeanor warrants out of Oklahoma County, police said. Bruner was arrested at that time, police said.
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