Cocaine user calls police about hallucination

The man thought he was being chased by a man with a gun.

A man, high on cocaine, called Nelson Police Department early this morning claiming he was being chased though Lakeside Park by a man with a gun.

Officers found that heavily intoxicated 29-year-old at the soccer fields. He told police he had injected the illicit drug shortly before contacting them about his hallucination.

During the course of the conversation the man attempted to reach into his jacket pocket for a utility knife he was carrying with the blade extended. But an officer took the knife away before the man could reach it. The officer suffered a minor cut on his hand in the process.

Police took the man into custody and transported him back to the department to sober up. They also removed the man’s drug paraphernalia, including a bloody syringe, from the soccer field.

Anxiety and paranoia, as well as hallucinations, are common effects of cocaine intoxication.

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