SAMUEL L. GILLER

A Licking teen faces multiple charges, including a felony drug offense, following an incident Wednesday at Licking, authorities said.

Samuel L. Giller, 18, of 20407 Dalton Lane in Licking, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, along with misdemeanors of resisting arrest, peace disturbance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Licking Police Department officer responded at about noon to a report of a man who had just left Town and Country Supermarket and was seen yelling at people, slamming a vehicle door and pointing a pistol at people, according to a report.

The officer made contact with the suspect – Giller – on Green Street near Casey’s General Store, within 1,000 feet of Licking High School. When the officer asked what was going on, Giller reportedly said he had gotten into a fight with his mother and it was none of the officer’s business.

Giller then began to walk away, and when the officer told him to stop, he didn’t. At that point, the officer grabbed Giller’s arms to handcuff him, but he resisted and said he had a BB gun in the waistband of his shorts.

As the investigation continued, Giller reportedly continued to scream obscenities at passing vehicles.

While checking on what Giller had with him, the officer found a large plastic bag containing smaller plastic bags with a substance believed to be meth in them, according to a report.

Giller reportedly told the officer he had found the large bag in the side of the road and that the contents didn’t belong to him, but he had “just saved some kid’s life.”

Giller was taken to the Texas County Jail and is held with a bond set at $150,000.

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