A man arrested Wednesday in Barren County was taken to a hospital after reportedly admitting to swallowing two small bags of methamphetamine.

According to the Cave City Police Department, police were called to the Cave City Post Office about a suspicious man who had been on the back dock of the building.

After being given a description, police located the man, identified as Joshua Cogar, in the immediate vicinity.

Cogar, 33, appeared nervous and jittery and seemed to be under the influence of an unknown drug, according to police.

When police searched Cogar, they discovered a small bag of suspected meth, leading to his arrest.

At Barren County Detention Center in Glasgow, a body scanner detected the presence of a foreign object in his body, which led to Cogar admitting that he swallowed two additional bags of meth, according to police.

Cogar was treated at T.J. Samson Community Hospital and was brought back to the jail on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and public intoxication.


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