Busted Shoplifter Swallows His Meth to “Hide” It, OD’s in Parking Lot
Sunday afternoon, Kennewick police responded to an alleged shoplifting at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market on 4th in Kennewick, only to find the suspect was apparently carrying drugs.
30-year-old Dennis Odom, in an obvious effort to 'hide' his meth, swallowed it to avoid detection by police. However, it quickly began to cause him extreme distress, and he was given a shot of Narcan by police to counter the effects. He was then rushed to Trios Southridge ER, treated and then sent to the Benton County jail.
Police did not say how much he swallowed, but he's facing multiple charges besides the shoplifting-including a DOC (Department of Corrections) escape warrant, resisting arrest, false reporting, and another outstanding felony warrant.