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HOLLYWOOD, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 29-year-old man has been arrested for possession of drugs in St. Mary's County.

Officials say Jeffrey Neil Shade, of Hollywood, Md., was wanted on an open felony drug warrant when he was spotted in the rear of a residence on Independence Drive in Mechanicsville by detectives, according to officials.

As an officer approached Shade, he fled on foot. Deputies successfully pursued and arrested him.

While fleeing, Shade discarded a baggie with approximately $400 worth of cocaine, officials said. Also recovered from Shade was a cell phone, $125 and a small quantity of synthetic marijuana.

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