Suspect dies following narcotics stop

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Posted: Dec 24, 2011 11:19 AM
Updated: Dec 24, 2011 11:19 AM
Source: Associated Press

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HOUMA, La - Authorities say Houma man has died after police shocked him with a stun gun when he was trying to swallow drugs.

Terrebonne Sheriff's Office officials tell The Courier that a narcotics officer used a stun gun to subdue 27-year-old Wayne Michael Williams.

Agents allegedly saw Williams exchange an item from his car with a pedestrian Thursday night. Police said Williams began to drive away as agents approached him and they saw him swallow something.

Det. Dawn Foret said Williams was shocked by the agent trying to pull Williams out of the car.

During the arrest, she said agents noticed he was choking. Paramedics allegedly pulled bags of cocaine from Williams' throat. He died at a hospital.

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