Man Runs From Galloway Police Stop, Leaves Heroin, Gun Behind
A man pulled over for a police traffic stop in Galloway Township Saturday, decided he would be better off just leaving hie car and running away from police.
Rashon J. Purnell, 29, of Mays Landing probably knew he was in big trouble, because Galloway Township Police say they found approximately 800 bags of heroin, marijuana, a loaded 9mm handgun, ammunition and over $1,700 in cash.
Police said Officer Ron Gorneau pulled over a car for traffic violations at Route 30 and Haddon Avenue at about 5:10 p.m. Saturday.
The car stopped behind the Holiday Inn Express and Rashon Purnell, 29, of Mays Landing, ran away on foot, police said. Gorneau chased and apprehended him, police said in a Facebook statement.
Police charged Purnell with drug distribution, weapons charges , eluding police and other charges. He is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on his charges pending a future court date.