Last Thursday, a 65-year-old man, Timothy Smith, walked into the emergency room of a local hospital with an unusual request. Although not exhibiting any signs of illness, Smith asked hospital staff to test his methamphetamine to ensure its safety.
In response, hospital personnel, seemingly in disbelief, requested Smith to take a seat and assured him they would be back shortly. However, recognizing the severity of the situation, they promptly contacted 911 for assistance.
Officers Dacota Taylor and Dewey Fleming arrived at the scene and engaged in a conversation with Smith. Following a hospital employee's request to see the substances in question, Smith nonchalantly retrieved a baggie containing 1.2 grams of methamphetamine from his pocket.
Without hesitation, Smith was placed under arrest on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was subsequently booked into the Bi-State Jail, where his bond has been set at $7,500. As of this report, Smith remains in custody.