Endicott man runs from police, tries to ditch drugs

By Erika Mahoney

May 26, 2013 Updated May 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An Endicott man wanted on an active warrant was arrested after trying to run from police and get rid of drugs at the same time.

The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested Marvin M. Saunders, 31, Friday.

According to police, Saunders took off running when they approached him at the intersection of Watson Boulevard and McKinley Avenue in the village of Endicott.

Saunders was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued by the Village of Endicott Court on eight separate charges.

As Saunders ran, he attempted to discard narcotics, police said.

Saunders was caught and taken into custody.

Police found four grams of crack cocaine, oxycodone and morphine pills on him.

Saunders was arraigned at the Village of Endicott Court and sent to the Broome County Sheriff's Correction Facility.

He is being charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony.