Man arrested on drug charges in field near KCI

04/30/2014 6:52 AM

04/30/2014 6:52 AM

A man is in custody after allegedly fighting with an officer and then fleeing into a field near the Kansas City International Airport.

The incident Tuesday night did not affect operations at the airport.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried to stop the 41-year-old man on Interstate 29 for routine traffic violation. The man allegedly then fought with the deputy and fled onto airport property. The deputy suffered minor injuries.

He was arrested before he made it to an airport runway.

Authorities say they found 6 pounds of marijuana in the man’s car. No charges have been filed.

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