A Connecticut man attempted to destroy evidence Wednesday morning after a Wayland Police sergeant found what appeared to be oxycodone in his vehicle.
Det. Sgt. Jamie Berger said he was driving into work Wednesday at about 7 a.m. when he noticed an erratically driven car ahead of him on Commonwealth Road. When the driver, later revealed to be Colby Parker of Staffordville, Conn., pulled into the Mobil station at 315 Commonwealth Road, Berger followed and asked to see the man's license.
As the Parker searched for his license, Berger noticed a pill bottle and marijuana pipe stored in pocket of the vehicle's door. Berger said the bottle contained two small blue pills with a "V" embossed on them. He later learned the pills were oxycodone.
At that point, Berger told Parker to stand at the rear of the vehicle with his hands on the trunk while the sergeant retrieved gloves from his cruiser in order to search the rest of Parker's vehicle. As Berger was at his cruiser, however, he saw Parker leave the rear of the vehicle and attempt to destroy evidence already recovered, Berger said.
Berger wrestled Parker to the ground as the clerk from the Mobil station ran out to offer assistance after watching the traffic stop unfold from inside.
Parker was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A drug (Suboxone), possession of a Class B drug (oxycodone), resisting arrest and a marked lanes violation. He was arraigned at Framingham District Court Wednesday morning.
This information was provided by the Wayland Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.