EPD: Evansville man arrested on drug charges at Tiki on Main

Phillip Smith
Phillip Smith(Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 1:38 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say a man was arrested Saturday at Tiki on Main in Evansville on multiple drug charges.

According to an affidavit, officers were called to Tiki on Main Saturday morning just before 1 a.m. in response to a man who was locked in a bathroom and unresponsive.

Police say the bar owner told them that the man had been in the bathroom for almost and hour.

Officials say upon arrival, the bar owner was able to get the man, later identified as Phillip Smith, out of the bathroom.

Police say the bar owner had Smith sitting up against the wall when authorities were on scene.

The affidavit states that while trying to find identification for Smith, police found a syringe in a zipped beer cozy on a lanyard around Smith’s neck.

Police say the Evansville Fire Department arrived and assessed Smith showing that he had symptoms of a drug overdose.

Officials say EFD gave Smith a large dose of Narcan and shortly after they administered it he woke up.

Police say Smith told them that he had taken “speed” and was confused on how he had overdosed.

Authorities say they found a leafy substance on Smith that tested positive for THC.

Police say they also found several items in the beer cozy that included a white crystal substance, white round pills, and a used syringe with fluid inside.

Officials say the white substance came back positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl, and the round white pills were identified as Oxycodone.

Authorities say after Smith was medically cleared, he was arrested and transported to Vanderburgh County Community Corrections.

Police say Smith was booked on charges of possession of a syringe, marijuana, and cocaine or a narcotic drug.