Laguna hospital finds suspected shabu from ‘unconscious’ patient
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.
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.
“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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