A man with no arms was arrested in Trenton, New Jersey, for allegedly selling drugs near a park and school on Friday. At about 4pm Trenton police received a tip from a concerned citizen that a man without arms was selling pills.
Police in an unmarked police vehicle located Allen Howlen, 47, fitting the tipster’s description. Officers knew from previous encounters with Howlen, also known by the street name Flipper, that he had been charged as a drug dealer and user.
When officers spotted Howlen, he was allegedly observed with his face down in an open container of alcohol
identified as a 24-ounce can of Bud Ice. Police discovered that Howlen had an active warrant for his arrest and informed him about the warrant.
Officers also searched him and found 11 yellowish rectangular prescription pills and other suspected controlled dangerous substances, police alleged.
Police arrested Howlen and charged him with possession of controlled dangerous substance Endocet, possession of a prescription legend drug, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park and within 1,000 feet of a school, and possessing an open container of alcohol in public. Police also seized $94 in US currency that Howlen had on his person, and he was locked up on $50,000 full cash bail.