Arnold police received a call on New Year's Eve from security officers at Value Place at 888 Arnold Commons, who had detained a man in possession narcotics.
When police arrived, the 23-year-old St. Louis man became combative and attempted to swallow numerous capsules filled with heroin. He was restrained and later taken to St. Anthony's Medical Center for evaluation after police determined he swallowed numerous pills.
Police found 18 additional heroin pills and $553 in the room. The drugs and money were seized. The Narcotics Unit is investigating the case and plans to file charges with the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.