After passing out in her husband's hospital room, one woman has been arrested and the husband will be as well once he is released. The 34-year-old woman was allegedly found in her husband's room with a hypodermic needle stuck in her arm and a tourniquet wrapped around it. Several drugs were said to have been found in the room as well. Both the husband and wife will be facing drug charges in Louisiana.
The woman has been arrested and booked on several different drug charges. The husband also had illegal drugs in his system, according to the authorities, but was able to respond to the police. He had been a patient at Our Lady of Angels Hospital where the incident took place. The alleged drug use was discovered when hospital staff found the woman.
Along with suspected heroin, investigators claim that they also found Percocet, Clonazepam, Oxycodone and Tramadol. A crystallized substance was also found in a small baggie, as were cotton filters, a spoon, short straws and a measuring cup. Thirteen hypodermic needles were also reported to have been found. Hospital staff took the woman to the emergency room of the hospital and then called the police.
When someone is facing drug charges in Louisiana, it may be a good decision to speak with a criminal law attorney. This lawyer can often help the accused to ask for a sentence reduction or even have some charges dropped. While this is not always the case, a knowledgeable criminal lawyer can advise the accused in the best defense possible in his or her case.
Source: nola.com, "Wife found in husband's hospital room, needle in arm: police", Robert Rhoden, Aug. 17, 2017