Man, Woman Nearly Die After Taking Cocaine & Xanax In ICU

Sebastian River Medical Center

Photo: CBS 12

A bizarre case out of Indian River County involving a man whose charged with bringing drugs into a hospital to ease the pain of his former mother-in-law.

Sheriff Eric Flowers tells CBS 12 News that they both nearly overdosed.

"I actually had to read it multiple times like okay, wait, he’s sneaking into the hospital at 2:30 in the morning, giving her drugs, she’s at a hospital, it’s just all-around a crazy case. You just don’t hear of things like this.”

The sheriff says 47-year old Forrest Smith was asked to bring the cocaine and Xanax to Sebastian River Medical Center, as the woman complained of pain. But then both allegedly used the drugs and nearly lost their lives.

“Her ex-son-in-law comes in with this pharmacy of pills essentially that he’s there to deliver, and ultimately, she starts to die, she’s coding, and then before you know it, he’s coding too.”

Smith was arrested and charged with the delivery of a controlled substance.

“She was in pain and she asked him to bring additional meds. Now, if you’re in the hospital, let them know you’re in pain, they’ll give you the additional medicines that you need, things that aren’t going to adversely interact with what you’re already being given. He decided that he was going to be his own doctor."

The ex-mother-in-law, whose name has not been released, is still hospitalized in the ICU.

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