A Washington C.H. man was arrested on several drug charges Wednesday following a possible drug overdose.
At around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, officers from the Washington Police Department responded to 894 Linden Ave. on a call of a possible overdose. Officers arrived to find Brett Allen Whaley, 30, a resident of 894 Linden Ave. being treated by Fayette County Life Squad personnel, according to reports.
The home owner reportedly told police that she had heard a loud thud and crash before finding Whaley unconscious in the bathroom. “She advised that he was turning blue and that’s when she called for the life squad,” reports said.
Officers checked the bathroom for signs of drug use and located a small white rock substance on the bathroom counter, according to reports. The substance was field tested and it showed a positive test for the presence of cocaine.
Officers then received permission from another resident to search Whaley’s bedroom. They allegedly located a baggie on the headboard of the bed that contained another white rock, which also tested positive for the presence of cocaine.
Officers also reportedly located numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including a silver pipe used to smoke crack cocaine, a metal pipe used to smoke marijuana, and a hypodermic syringe.
Whaley was taken to the hospital, but he refused treatment, reports said. He was then placed under arrest for possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.
He was taken to the Fayette County Jail where he is currently being held on a $3,500 bond.
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