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Local charged for exposure

May 7, 2014


A West Point man has been charged with indecent exposure after being found lying naked in the street on Friday.
Antwaine Johnson, 26, of 743 South Eshman Ave., was allegedly found lying naked and unconscious a little after 5 p.m. Friday in the middle of Grove Street, according to a West Point Police Department incident report.
First responders said that he was allegedly only wearing socks, and his clothes were nowhere in sight.
According to the police report, first responders checked Johnson for any injuries and called for an ambulance when he started to regain consciousness.
He allegedly opened his eyes and kept repeating “they set me up,” and “they put spice in my drink.”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, synthetic cannabis, or “spice,” refers to a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana and marketed as safe, legal alternatives to the drug.
According to the police report, an unnamed resident from down the street brought Johnson’s clothes to the scene and said he’d allegedly taken them off in front of their house.
The ambulance crew requested an officer to ride with it to the hospital, as Johnson was reportedly becoming violent. He was taken from the scene to North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Spice users report experiences similar to those produced by marijuana — elevated mood, relaxation and altered perception — and in some cases the effects are even stronger than those of marijuana. Some users report psychotic effects like extreme anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations, according to NIDA.

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