A 20-year-old Upper Marlboro man was arrested on drug charges Saturday after police said they recovered bags of marijuana that he tossed while trying to flee from a police officer, according to Anne Arundel County police.

An officer responding to a report of a fight near Yellow Flower Road in Laurel said that he saw several males walking behind a business and that one of them began to run upon seeing him, police said.

The suspect was seen throwing something to the ground, which police said turned out to be 12 small bags of marijuana inside a larger bag. Jeremiah James Brown, of the 5100 block of Woodford Lane, was charged with marijuana possession, possession with intent to distribute and resisting arrest, police said.

Tim.wheeler@baltsun.com

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