RAVENNA, Ohio – An Ohio State Patrol Trooper performed the Heimlich Maneuver and saved a man’s life on Thursday after he swallowed marijuana.
The OSHP said he swallowed the drug after being pulled over for speeding.
“Don’t try to swallow a bag of drugs prior to getting pulled over in an attempt to keep a trooper from finding them,” the Ohio State Patrol said in a post on Twitter.
The man is being cited for not wearing a seatbelt and charged with a misdemeanor for the alleged drugs.
Don't try to swallow a bag of drugs prior to getting pulled over in an attempt to keep a trooper from finding them. Luckily, Tpr. Hoskin from our Ravenna Post was alert and able to assist the man who was choking on a bag of illegal marijuana. pic.twitter.com/LqgbOhOEsW— Ohio State Patrol (@OSHP) July 8, 2021