Police make drug arrest at hospital

From Local Sources


JASPER — Police made a controlled substance arrest after being called Wednesday evening to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

The Jasper Police Department was dispatched to assist hospital security with a man who allegedly admitted to smoking spice, which is synthetic marijuana.

Authorities escorted the man, Cody A. Greenwell, 30, Pekin, to the emergency room and brought a police K-9 to the parking lot at 6:44 p.m. Police say it alerted to the presence of an illegal substance in the vehicle that brought Greenwell to the scene.

Police searching in the vehicle found a plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance that Greenwell allegedly said was spice. Police said a field test confirmed that it was the controlled substance.

Authorities booked Greenwell into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:52 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of possession of a controlled substance. Greenwell posted bond later in the night.

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