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Man hospitalized after swallowing meth, Oxnard police say

March 11, 2013 |  8:51 pm

A 37-year-old man was arrested in Oxnard and then hospitalized after he swallowed methamphetamine, police said Monday night.

Daniel Ruiz was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance Monday morning, the Oxnard Police Department said.

Upon arriving at the police station, Ruiz told officers he wasn't feeling well. Police called an ambulance.

"Ruiz told emergency personnel that he had swallowed some methamphetamine," Det. Luis McArthur said. 

Ruiz was taken to St. John's Hospital in Oxnard and admitted for treatment. 

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