Video: Trooper saves man choking on bag of marijuana after getting pulled over

RAVENNA, Ohio – An Ohio State Patrol Trooper performed the Heimlich Maneuver and saved a man’s life on Thursday after he swallowed marijuana.

The OSHP said he swallowed the drug after being pulled over for speeding.

“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 Ohio State Patrol said in a post on Twitter.

The man is being cited for not wearing a seatbelt and charged with a misdemeanor for the alleged drugs.

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