- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in Florida are searching for a man who ran away after he’d been handcuffed during a traffic stop near Tampa.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter said in a news release that deputies stopped a vehicle early Wednesday and handcuffed the two occupants.

Deputies say they found 20 baggies of heroin on 21-year-old Jesus Enrique Roman-Muniz, and marijuana inside the vehicle.

At some point as deputies were searching the vehicle, Roman-Muniz ran from the scene. Carter says Tampa police officers assisted in the search for the suspect.

The second suspect, 18-year-old Michalle Medina-Hernandez, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.

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