Fentanyl Pain Patch

Man Arrested For Smoking Girlfriend’s Back Pain Patch

A man was arrested after allegedly smoking his girlfriend’s medicated back pain patch.

Authorities explained that they received a call from a woman claiming her boyfriend was having a bad reaction to the Fentanyl patch he was applying to her back. However, paramedics discovered something else entirely when they arrived on the scene.

According to The Huffington Post, the 40-year-old man was experiencing a drug overdose from smoking his girlfriend’s back pain patch. He was found gasping for air at the couple’s home.

The woman told police that her boyfriend had been drinking when he began applying the Fentanyl patch to her back. She explained that she had a prescription for the patches since she suffers from chronic pain. The Greenfield Patch reports that the woman believed her boyfriend became ill when the drug seeped through the skin on his hands.

Officers quickly realized the woman’s story wasn’t adding up. In addition to finding a crack pipe in her boyfriend’s jeans, they also discovered metal scraps they believe were used to cook drugs. The girlfriend was soon arrested for having drug paraphernalia in her home.

The boyfriend confessed to smoking the back pain patch at the hospital. He told police that he cooked the patch on a piece of metal before smoking it through a straw.

As for the crack pipe, MSN explains the man hadn’t used the drug in nearly three years. The man said he had simply forgotten about the pipe tucked inside the pocket of his jeans.

At the end of the day, both the man and his girlfriend were arrested on separate. While she currently faces drug paraphernalia possession charges, the boyfriend was arrested for possessing a Schedule II narcotic.

What do you think about the man who smoked his girlfriend’s Fentanyl back pain patch?

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