(Harrisburg Patriot-News) In mere seconds, the Harrisburg patrol officer knew something was very, very wrong.
His chest was tightening. He was having trouble breathing. And he was all alone as a routine traffic stop suddenly turned into a possible opioid trafficking case when the suspects fled.
All the officer could do was sit on the curb, take off his bullet-proof vest for more comfort and wait for his fellow officers to reach him.
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As the officer pursued the fleeing suspect vehicle, the suspect or suspects inside tossed cash and a package out the window, Harrisburg Police Commissioner Thomas Carter said this morning.
The officer stopped his pursuit to gather the would-be evidence.