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 under age 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 which also is used to treat panic attacks. Side effects include paranoia or suicidal ideas.
He reportedly told the 14-year-old it was candy, the report said. He reportedly told Radcliff police he was going to sell the medication to a juvenile.
The citation states the teen sought hospital treatment after being poisoned also by taking Benzodiazepine pills allegedly provided by Davis. Benzodiazepine causes mild to severe depression of the nerves within the brain and drowsiness.
When Davis was arrested Thursday night, he also was charged with fourth-degree assault – domestic violence related to August 12 allegation associated with a live-in girlfriend. The warrant states 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 August 26 in Hardin District Court.