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Dope Overdose; Felony Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY


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By Arkansas 911 News Investigative Reporter E’Lyse Golden

Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Cogburn reports that he responded to Gerrard Terrace on November 3, 2019 for a male overdosing.

Dep. Cogburn’s report say that: he arrived on scene and saw Evan Johnson, 21, of Gerrard Terrace in Hot Springs, lying in the driveway shaking violently. A witness said that Johnson took hydrocodone, cocaine, and mushrooms.

Dep. Cogburn turned Johnson on his side so that he wouldn’t choke on his own vomit and Johnson began to speak. Johnson said he had taken hydrocodone, cocaine, heroin, mushrooms, and marijuana. Johnson told Dep. Cogburn that he had cocaine in his front right pocket and mushrooms inside of his residence.

LifeNet transported Johnson to the hospital and Dep. Cogburn took possession of the dope. Dep. Cogburn found marijuana in Mr. Johnson’s wallet and took possession of that too.

Johnson was not arrested at the time because of his medical situation. A warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest. Mr. Johnson’s arrestwarrant was served by GCSO Deputies on December 18.

Johnson is charged with Felony Possession With The Purpose To Deliver A Controlled Substance Excluding Methamphetamine Or Cocaine More Than 2 Grams But Less Than 28 Grams, Felony Possession With The Purpose To Deliver Methamphetamine Or Cocaine More Than 2 Grams But Less Than 10 Grams, Possession With The Purpose To Deliver A Controlled Substance Less Than 14 Grams, Felony Possession With The Purpose To Deliver A Controlled Substance Excluding Methamphetamine Or Cocaine More Than 28 Grams But Less Than 200 Grams, Felony Possession With The Purpose To Deliver Methamphetamine Or Cocaine More Than 2 Grams But Less Than 10 grams, and Possession With The Purpose To Deliver A Controlled Substance Less Than 14 grams. Bond was set at $10,000.

Evan Johnson, 21, of Gerrard Terrace in Hot Springs