Man treated for cocaine overdose |

Man treated for cocaine overdose

William Ferchland, Tribune staff writer

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Stateline post office where a man confessed he had taken too much cocaine, authorities said.

The 42-year-old man from Garden Grove said his girlfriend was making him take the drug, which he was consuming for two days straight, deputies said. The man, who was chewing on his fingertips and nails, pulled a plastic bag with 13.5 grams of the white powder from his pocket, authorities said.

Since the man’s heart rate was 125 beats per minute, he was medically treated. His condition delayed the arrest.

In other news:

Twelve dinner forks and 12 dinner knives worth a total of $3,000 were reported stolen from a house on the 1100 block of Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The silverware, made in India, was wrapped in cotton and rolled in heavy stock paper. The house was undergoing a remodel.

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