A Kentucky man was arrested early Friday morning, just after 1 o’clock, on numerous felony charges.
Bellefontaine Police responded to the Super 8 Motel regarding a possible overdose. The caller stated she had started CPR.
Upon arrival, officers observed the lips and fingertips of George West, 43, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, were blue.
West had stopped breathing and a pulse was not found. 8Mg of Narcan was administered.
Officers began chest compressions and then felt a weak pulse.
When medics arrived, West admitted to smoking methamphetamine.
Authorities located a glass pipe in the bathroom.
The caller told officers West had smoked meth and then a short time later had fallen to the ground. She also said West returned from work high on what she believed to be marijuana and then smoked meth.
While speaking with medics, West refused to go to the hospital to be evaluated and he stated he did not have any more meth, and that he had smoked it all.
Officers read West the Notice in Cases of Substance Abuse form and he refused to sign it. He stated, “go ahead and charge me.”
West was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers found a $20 bill folded up with a lump in the middle. West admitted it was more meth.
Authorities asked West if he was willing to go to the hospital, and he agreed.
At the hospital, West attempted to leave and was escorted back in. Approximately 10 minutes later, West fled the hospital in a small red hatchback.
Officers eventually located the vehicle in the Waffle House parking lot.
West was taken into custody and transported to the Logan County Jail.
He was charged with felony possession of drugs, obstructing official business (F5), escape (F3), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers learned West had three prior possession of drug charges from 2019 and two in 2020. He also had a prior conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia in 2019.
At the police department, a test was done on the clear crystal-like substance found inside the $20 bill, and it tested positive for methamphetamine.