Man jailed on drug charges outside hospital

  • Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:45 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:02 p.m.

An Aiken man was detained on multiple drug charges after he was seen looking into cars parked outside Aiken Regional Medical Centers, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Charlie Gene Wenner, 31, of Cedar Drive, was charged with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine and one count of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Wednesday morning.

Wenner was seen walking around and looking into vehicles in the parking lot outside Aiken Regional Medical Centers about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, according to an incident report. A security guard approached him and noticed he had a pill bottle in his pocket, which was later determined to be prescribed to another person and contained a “white crystal substance.”

The suspect, Wenner, fled into some nearby woods but was later apprehended by officers, the report stated. While searching him, officers found a syringe, a bottle containing several small yellow pills and a small glass pipe. At the jail, officers also found several plastic bags in Wenner’s wallet.

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