Police: Suspect throws heroin onto police officers

Pena was ordered detained on $5,000 cash-only bail

Photo Courtesy: Falmouth Police Department

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Falmouth police say they arrested a man who threw suspected heroin at two officers, which sent all three to a hospital for treatment for exposure to narcotics.

Police say they executed a search warrrant Friday for a vehicle being driven by Russell Pena of Falmouth. Authorities say they found marijuana, cocaine and nearly $1,500 in cash. Pena and another man were arrested.

Police say Pena fought with officers while being booked at the police station, removed a bag of suspected heroin from his pants, broke it open and threw the drugs at the officers. Pena and the officers were treated at a hospital and discharged.

Pena was ordered detained on $5,000 cash-only bail after pleading not guilty to assault charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

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