Ohio man swallows bag of pot during traffic stop, cop has to stop him from choking

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Ohio man swallows bag of pot during traffic stop, cop has to stop him from choking

He applied the hemp-lich maneuver.

A panicked Ohio man swallowed a bag of weed during a traffic stop — but then choked on it and the state trooper had to save his life.

Dashcam video released by the Ohio State Patrol Thursday shows Trooper Charles Hoskin pulling over a white sedan and approaching the driver’s side window of a vehicle in Portage County.

The officer can be heard asking the man “can you breathe” as the shirtless suspect exits the vehicle.

The two then walk to a safe area behind the car, allowing the trooper to perform the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the baggie, the footage shows.

Seconds later, a bag flies out of the man’s mouth.

“What did you swallow?” the cop asks the panting suspect, according to footage.

“I had a gram of weed on me, sir,” he replies.

Trooper Charles Hoskin pulled over the car.
Trooper Charles Hoskin pulled over the car.
Ohio State Police
Hoskin asked the driver if he was able to breathe after exiting the vehicle.
Hoskin asked the driver if he was able to breathe after exiting the vehicle.
Ohio State Police
Hoskins used the Heimlich maneuver to get the bag of marijuana out of the man.
Hoskin used the Heimlich maneuver to get the bag of marijuana out of the man.
Ohio State Police
The man claimed he had a gram of weed on him at the time he was pulled over.
The man claimed he had a gram of weed on him at the time he was pulled over.
Ohio State Police

The department posted the footage on its Twitter account while urging drivers not to ingest drugs when pulled over.

“Don’t try to swallow a bag of drugs prior to getting pulled over in an attempt to keep a trooper from finding them,” the post read.

“Luckily, Tpr. Hoskin from our Ravenna Post was alert and able to assist the man who was choking on a bag of illegal marijuana.”

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