Police: Unconscious man allegedly high on compressed air

  • Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:30 p.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:35 p.m.

A man found passed out in the parking lot of an Aiken motel had allegedly huffed a can of compressed air, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Officers were called to a motel on Whiskey Road about noon on Tuesday, according to an incident report. They found a man passed out behind some bushes in the rear parking lot of the motel, with a can of compressed air used for dusting beside him.

After waking the man and asking him about the can, the man admitted to “huffing” the contents to get high, the report stated. He was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use or possession of automatic hydrocarbons.

While searching the man, officers found a S.C. driver’s license identifying the man and a tin mint container containing five pills, police said. The suspect said he didn’t have a prescription for the medication, which belonged to his girlfriend. He faces an additional charge of possession of prescription medication without a prescription.

The report did not indicate the suspect’s identity.

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