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Laguna hospital finds suspected shabu from ‘unconscious’ patient

/ 12:54 PM March 02, 2018

SAN PEDRO CITY-A man, who passed out after being punched in the face, could be facing a bigger problem when he wakes up after a hospital staff member in Sta. Cruz town in Laguna province found illegal drugs inside the patient’s pocket.

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Senior Inspector Marlon Comia, police chief of Pagsanjan town in Laguna province, said they were informed by the staff member of the Laguna Provincial Hospital about a male patient brought around 3 a.m. on Friday.

The man was reportedly “unconscious” when bystanders took him to the hospital located on the boundary of Pagsanjan and Sta. Cruz town.

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“As part of the hospital’s SOP (standard operating procedure), the hospital checked the man’s (clothes and belongings) and that’s how they found a sachet of (suspected) shabu from the left pocket of his pants,” Comia said in a phone interview.

Based on the police’s initial investigation, the man got involved in an earlier brawl with a certain Bryan in Pagsanjan over what they said had something to do with an unidentified woman.

“ … until now (11 a.m. Friday) the man is still unconscious, hence, we cannot confirm his identity,” Comia said.

He said the doctors suggested a brain scan once the man wakes up, but the police were also preparing to file drug charges against him./ lb

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