Michael Neville. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police report that a man was arrested on Washington Street last night after he allegedly tried to swallow the drugs he was carrying.

55-year-old Michael D. Neville was in the parking lot at a gas station in the 3100 block of Washington Street at about 8:15 p.m. last night when officer noticed him and recognized that he was wanted on a warrant.

When officers approached him, they allegedly saw him stuff something into his mouth, says Officer Alyson M. Rech, spokeswoman for the police department.

As police arrested him, they saw him spit out a folded dollar bill that allegedly contained heroin. He was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of heroin and obstruction of justice as well as the original warrant.