Suspect ingests meth, nearly dies twice

Posted: 24th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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WILLOWS ā€” A Yreka man who allegedly ingested a large quantity of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 Friday had to be resuscitated twice at Glenn Medical Center.
Benjamin Wesley Goodwin, 45, suffered a medical emergency while inside a holding cell at the Glenn County Jail.

He was stabilized after nearly dying, Glenn County sheriff’s officials said, and transferred to a Sacramento area hospital.

Deputies stopped Goodwin and a female driver identified as Happy Camp resident Keri Jolee Landrum, 35, on I-5 at County Road 20.

A police dog alerted on the passenger seat of the vehicle and a search turned up a syringe in a door, scales and materials indicating drug sales.

It was assumed Goodwin ingested the meth during the traffic stop to prevent the deputies from finding it. Deputies also found a quantity of meth which had been dumped in a patrol car during transport to the jail.

Bail for Goodwin was set at $29,000. He’ll be rearrested on various drug charges after his discharge from the hospital.

Landrum posted a bond on bail set at $39,000 and was ordered to appear in an Orland court on July 5.

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