Man told Middletown police he wasn’t ‘feeling well’ after allegedly swallowing 2.5 grams of fentanyl

A Monroe man was charged with obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor, and traffic citations, then transported to a local hospital after allegedly swallowing 2.5 grams of fentanyl, according to a Middletown police record.

During the traffic stop Monday night on Woodlawn Avenue, Thomas Hugar, 41, told police he wasn’t “feeling well” after swallowing the drugs. Since he was unsteady on his feet, he was placed in a police cruiser, then transported to Atrium Medical Center, the report read.

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When police pulled Hugar over, he gave them his brother’s name, address, phone number, date of birth and Social Security number, they said.

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Hugar was charged with following too closely and no turn signal within 100 feet. He also had a warrant through the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, police said.

He will have his arraignment Feb. 5 in Middletown Municipal Court, according to records.

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