A Windber man wanted on felony drug charges was shocked with a Taser after scuffling with police officers who found him shopping at Walmart in Richland Township, authorities said.
The Cambria County Drug Task Force had been searching for 27-year-old Dustin James since March, when he allegedly sold heroin to a confidental informant, Richland Township police said.
James turned up at Walmart on June 20.
“Our patrol officers encountered him in the lobby near McDonald’s,” Richland Detective Thomas Keirn said.
“In the course of trying to take him into custody, officers were shoved and pushed, and Mr. James took off into the parking lot.”
James was caught after police shot him with a Taser, and even then he continued to struggle and spit at an officer, according to an affidavit filed by police.
Police said James was carrying 55 stamp bags of heroin valued at more than $10,000. He also was carrying $416 cash, police said.
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