Paducah man found unresponsive in car, facing drug charges | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah man is facing meth and other drug charges after police found him unresponsive on Paducah's south side.
Scotty D. Beeler, 49, of Kathleen Court was arrested Wednesday, May 23 at 7:44 a.m. on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (Methadone and Suboxone), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (Valium and Clonazepam) and possession of a legend drug (Neurontin). He was also cited on a charge of driving under the influence.
Officers say they found Beeler unconscious behind the wheel of a 2010 Dodge Caliber on Starlite Drive. They say, in his lap, they found the car owner's manual with a line of suspected meth. According to police, Beeler had a rolled-up $100 bill in his hand.
According to officers, the car was in gear and Beeler's foot was on the brake, so Paducah firefighters put wheel chocks in front of the car's wheels before officers woke Beeler. They say when an officer woke Beeler, the car lunged forward before Beeler stopped it and put it in park.
Because of his condition, police say Beeler was taken to Western Baptist Hospital for treatment.
Paducah Police Department K9 Bikkel and his handler responded to the scene and the department says the dog alerted on Beeler's car. Inside, officers say they found a pill bottle containing 2 grams of meth and several types of prescription medications. The police department says the white, powdery substance found on the manual in Beeler's lap field-tested positive for meth.
Beeler was arrested on the drug charges after he was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.
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