LANSDALE, Pa. - Montgomery County law officials have captured a man on drug charges who called himself 'the gingerbread man.'
Lansdale Police had been on the lookout for Mark Gross Jr. since October 2012 after receiving information that Gross might be selling drugs.
Last week, officials asked for the public's help in locating the 21-year-old man.
That same day-Feb. 20- Gross tried to taunt police with a social news media post by saying, "im not turnin my self....run run as fast as u can u cant catch me im da ginger bread man......sincierly da gingerbread man."
On Feb. 22, Gross contacted Lansdale Police and said he would turn himself in.
On Monday, police were doing surveillance work in the 1100 block of West Main Street in Lansdale when they saw Gross in the front seat of a car parked in an apartment parking lot.
As police approached the car, Gross fled on foot, throwing four bags of suspected heroin as he ran, police said.
Police caught Gross, and recovered the heroin.
He is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, flight to avoid apprehension, and related charges.
Gross was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $35,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing has been set for March 8 at Lansdale District Court.
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- Berks Amanda VanAllen / 69 News