An Oil Springs man was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication, loitering and methamphetamine possession after Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to complaint of a man “acting weird” near Ky. 40.
The citation said JCSO Deputy Jeff Castle responded to the complaint, which said the man, who initially refused or was unable to identify himself, was “talking to himself and waving his arms in the air.”
Castle said the man, Randall Baldwin, 33, of Oil Springs, appeared to be disoriented, according to the citation.
“When I asked the subject his name, he was unable, or unwilling to tell me,” Castle said in the citation. “The subject was disoriented, could not recall his birthday and was talking to people who were not there.”
Castle said he took Baldwin into custody, the citation said, and a search incident to arrest led to the discovery of a syringe and a small, plastic bag with a “white crystal powder” inside of it. Baldwin was transported to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center to be medically cleared. Court documents said that, while at the hospital, Baldwin still refused to identify his self or give any identifying information.
After being cleared by hospital staff, Baldwin was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where jail staff was able to identify him.
Baldwin was charged with loitering, first-degree and first-offense possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and public intoxication and released the following day.
Baldwin will arraigned in his case Aug. 12.