A Radcliff man is charged with two felonies after he reportedly gave a 14-year-old illegal controlled substances Wednesday night that led to the child being hospitalized.
Tyler Davis, 18, is charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor younger than 16 involving illegal controlled substances, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, and first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.
According to an arrest citation, Davis provided the minor with Klonopin, an antiepileptic drug also used to treat panic attacks, according to webmd.com. Side effects include paranoia or suicidal ideas.
The report said he told the 14-year-old it was candy. Davis reportedly told Radcliff police he was going to sell the medication to a juvenile.
The citation said the teen sought hospital treatment after being poisoned by also taking Benzodiazepine pills allegedly provided by Davis. Benzodiazepine causes mild to severe depression of the nerves within the brain and drowsiness, according to medicinenet.com.
Radcliff police wouldn’t comment on the 14-year-old’s health or identify the child’s gender.
When Davis was arrested Thursday night, he also was charged with fourth-degree assault – domestic violence related to an Aug. 12 allegation associated with a live-in girlfriend. The warrant stated he grabbed her arm, neck and face after she responded to him after he “yelled at her for not knowing her place as a woman.”
She suffered bruising and scratches, according to police.
Davis is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Aug. 26 in Hardin District Court.