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Man arrested for selling prescription drugs and carrying handgun near Lexington Market

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 19:01:02-05

Citiwatch camera operators originally noticed a man selling prescription drugs near Lexington Market.

When officers arrived on the scene to arrest him, 24-year-old Benjamin Watson began to flee and tossed a handgun as he ran. Police say after a chase, they were able to recover the handgun and later arrest Watson.

Officials say the handgun, a loaded revolver was submitted as evidence along with a pill bottle containing unknown prescription drugs.

Watson has been charged with handgun and narcotics violations.