Man Passed Out In Walgreens Parking Lot Leads To Drug Arrest


A man passed out in a Walgreens parking lot leads to a drug arrest in Sioux Falls. Police are sharing how an observant shopper helped connect authorities to a dealer. 

The next time you go shopping, you might play a key role in solving a crime.

“We had somebody that was in the Walgreens parking lot. Somebody had noticed a man that was inside the car that looked like he was passed out,” said Sam Clemens with Sioux Falls Police. 

At the Walgreens on 12th Street and Kiwanis Avenue in Sioux Falls officers were forced to break a window to get into the car. That’s when police gave the man Narcan, an emergency treatment for an opioid overdose.

“It was actually two doses of Narcan and he kind of came out of it. The ambulance was there and took him to the hospital,” said Clemens. 

At the hospital, police were able to talk to the 29-year-old man from Tea. He told them where he got the drug, which caused his overdose. That led police to 25-year-old Jacob Lottman.

“We found him, he actually had a small tin can with him. It had some substance in it. That was consistent with what the victim that overdosed said that was that item, is what he had ingested. So we believe that’s fentanyl. That’s going to be tested,” said Clemens.

Lottman was arrested for distribution and possession of a controlled substance.


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