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Drug Charges Against Overdose Patient

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte area man on the brink of death is charged with having drugs on him at the hospital.


According to court documents, it took four doses of Narcan to save the life of Robert Baxley. He was allegedly overdosing just over three weeks ago inside a garage on Quail Ridge Drive near Fail Road just east of the La Porte city limits.


He was still unconscious at the hospital in La Porte when a large amount of methamphetamine was allegedly discovered by a staff member in his coat pocket.


Baxley could face an up to two and a half year sentence on the Level 6 felony charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

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