While Mike Phelps pleads forgiveness for marijuana, worse things can happen with drugs. Crooks on hard drugs can commit crimes. Toddlers can have addictive drugs in their clothing that eating might cause serious health problems.
A pre-schooler was found with oxycontin in her pants. It happened in northeast Tennessee where it was learned that a man had stashed the oxycontin in the pants pocket of his 5-year-oold niece. He was subsequently arrested for doing it as reported by Fox News.
Investigators connected with the Hawkins County Sheriff's office took Dickie Lynn Keirsey into custody. He is a resident in the family home with the little girl whose pockets he used to stash his drugs.
The drugs were found by principal Susan Trent of Surgoinsville Elementary school when they dropped out of the kindergartners pants pocket Friday. In the pocket the child found a bag containing 23 oxycontin pills which she then gave to her teacher. The teacher called the principal who took the matter forward at that point.
Kiersey has admitted that he hid the pills in the pre-schoolers pocket and has been charged with possession of narcotics and reckless endangerment.
OxyContin is the classification of drugs that are called narcotics and are used for moderate to severe pain and is similar to morphine.
An overdose of oxycontin can create serious problems. An individual might need to be hospitalized or hooked to a ventilator in order to breath. Overdose is seen in such reactions as loss of consciousness, coma, reduced vision, seizures and other serious effects as noted on by this information on drugs that is available on the Internet and in such references as the Physicians' Desk Reference.