LANSING, N.Y. — A man is in jail after police say they found drugs in his vehicle and he fled from the scene.

Zavierus D. King, 21, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, failure to comply with a lawful order, and tampering with physical evidence.

According to court records, he was pulled over at 8:10 p.m. March 29 in Lansing by New York State Police and fled from the scene. An investigation led officials to find 9.9 grams of cocaine and 10.6 grams of heroin, which police say King intended to sell. At 10:51 p.m. the same night, in Dryden, King allegedly snapped a cell phone in half to destroy evidence.

He was taken into custody and booked at the Tompkins County Jail. His bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. A jail official said Wednesday that he is no longer in custody.

King was scheduled to be arraigned at the Tompkins County Court Tuesday afternoon, but his arraignment was rescheduled.

Jolene Almendarez

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