Man accused of bringing marijuana into OLOL briefly escapes police custody


Photo of Christopher Glasscock, courtesy of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A Colorado man who allegedly brought 7.35 pounds of marijuana into Our Lady of the Lake Hospital escaped from a police car after his arrest Wednesday.

Police tackled and restrained Christopher Glasscock, 45, shortly after he exited the police car and slipped off his handcuffs, according to an affidavit.

The Canon City, Colorado resident took a bus from that state to Baton Rouge before checking himself into OLOL with non-narcotics related issues. Since Glasscock presented with mental issues, his belongings were searched, and a nurse found marijuana in Glasscock’s booksack. There were eight bags of marijuana total, according to the affidavit.

Glasscock went to OLOL Nov. 29, and he was held there until he was determined to have a sound mental state. Then, he was arrested.

Glasscock faces charges of distribution/possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and after the escape, an officer wrote in an affidavit that Glasscock should face the additional charge of simple escape. Glasscock was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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