Stock Island – A Miami man was arrested on drug charges after he fled on foot from officers during a traffic stop.
Deputy Anthony Fuentes was on patrol at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday when he saw suspicious activity on Maloney Avenue, Stock Island. He saw a car pull up and saw the driver talk to a man who has been known to deal drugs; the driver then did an illegal u-turn over a double solid yellow line.
Deputy Fuentes turned on his lights and siren to stop the vehicle, a black BMW. The vehicle stopped and the driver, later identified as 29 year old Gregory Parrish, jumped from the car and ran into a nearby trailer park.
A female passenger in the car told the deputy the driver’s name was “Gregory”. She said she didn’t know him very well. A search of the vehicle turned up several small plastic bags with cocaine inside. Also found was a piece of paper with a woman’s name and address on it. The address was in the trailer park where Parrish had fled.
Deputies Massiel Brimo and Chris Fraser knocked on the door of the address found in the car. The woman who answered the door denied that anyone else was inside. The deputies walked across the street and stood where they couldn’t be seen, to observe the residence. A short time later, a sport utility vehicle pulled up. The driver opened the rear passenger side door, left it open and then went in the trailer. Minutes later, a black male wearing a blond wig ran out of the trailer and dove, head first, into the SUV.
As the SUV left the trailer park, it was stopped. The man wearing the blond wig was identified by Deputy Fuentes as the man who fled from his traffic stop, Gregory Parrish.
Parrish was arrested. He was charged with driving with his license suspended, resisting arrest and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He was booked into jail.