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Texas man goes into cardiac arrest after eating stash of weed while fleeing police

July 25, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas man goes into cardiac arrest after eating stash of weed while fleeing police

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A Texas man went into cardiac arrest after he decided to scarf down his entire stash of marijuana as attempted to evade cops.

Officials said 39-year-old Jonathan Lee Lyons, who was wanted by authorities on several charges, sought to escape after he was approached by a narcotics unit in Terrel, Texas.

As he tried to flee, he pulled out his stash of weed and began eating it. However, cops managed to nab Lyons before he could eat all of the evidence, the Dallas Morning News reported.

During his arrest, an ambulance was called, and he was transported to the hospital before he was handed back to police officers who took him into custody.

Captain A.D. Sansom, of the Terrell Police Department, said in a statement, “Overnight in the jail, he seemed in good condition… During his arraignment Friday morning, detention officers observed he was visibly shaking.”

According to Kaufman Presbyterian Hospital, Lyons went into cardiac arrest, but doctors were able to revive him.

Lyons has been charged with resisting and evading arrest, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana, in addition to the previous charges for which police had warrants for his arrest.

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