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11-21-2003, 12:13 PM
Texas man chokes to death on marijuana

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Nov. 20, 2003 *|* FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A man changing a flat tire choked to death on a bag of marijuana he had stuffed down his throat in an apparent attempt to hide it from police who stopped to help him, authorities said.

Nickolas Sandoval, 24, died Wednesday.

Officers were unaware at first Sandoval had drugs when they spotted him on the highway in Corinth, about 45 miles northeast of Fort Worth, said Corinth police Cpl. Frank Lott.

"Officers went from 'Oh, hey, here is someone with a flat tire' to 'Hey, this guy is choking,'" Lott told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Sandoval, of Ponder, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Cause of death: "asphyxiation due to aspiration of plastic bag," according to a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.

Sandoval was convicted at least three times of marijuana possession, and pleaded guilty two years ago to a drunken-driving charge.

11-21-2003, 12:49 PM
serves him right. dope fiend.

I need a drink. Is it 5:00 yet?

11-21-2003, 01:08 PM
5:00?!?! Is it 12:00 yet? LOL Almost Beer-thirty.

11-21-2003, 01:44 PM
What kind of bag? His family might sue the bag company for wrongful bag death or the "KIller Bag" LOL

11-21-2003, 04:11 PM
hmm that might work, if they could only find a lawyer willing to take that case /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

11-22-2003, 09:40 AM
What was he.........stoned or something /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif?


9 Ball Girl
11-22-2003, 10:58 AM
Tsk tsk. What a waste.