Webster County Man May Have Tampered With Evidence by Eating Drugs: Police

David Snodgrass - (Webster County Jail)

A Webster County man was sent to the hospital after being arrested on Tuesday night after police said they noticed a white powder-like substance on his lips and worried that he may have swallowed dangerous drugs.

Posted: Oct 20, 2021 12:40 PM

A Tuesday night incident in Webster County landed a Diamond, Kentucky man in the hospital and the county jail.

The Providence Police Department says it all started around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night when officers saw a man they believed to be 35-year-old David Snodgrass of Diamond. PPD says the officers knew that Snodgrass had a Bench Warrant for an Assault-related charge.

When officers approached the man, they say he refused to comply and wouldn't say who he was. After officers confirmed the man the be Snodgrass, they say he resisted arrest until they threatened to use a Taser.

After being taken into custody, police say they found a glass meth pipe and a baggie of drugs believed to be meth on Snodgrass.

Snodgrass was taken to the Webster County Jail, where officers and staff said they noticed a white powder-like substance on his lips. PPD says officers were worried that he had possibly tampered with evidence by eating drugs.

After being taken to the hospital and refusing treatment, Snodgrass was taken back to the Webster County Jail where he was booked on the following charges:

He was then lodged in the Webster County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree, (Methamphetamine)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy / Possession
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence

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