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12 year old taken to Evansville hospital by helicopter after using K2

The White County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call about a 12 year old who had taken a dangerous synthetic drug Saturday night, and the resulting investigation resulted in the arrest of a Carmi man.

Just before 8pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Hamill Street residence in Crossville along with the White County Ambulance and Crossville first responders.  There, authorities were told that a male juvenile was under the influence of K2, a synthetic form of cannabis. EMTs noted that the child had a very high blood pressure reading, and recommended that he be taken to an Evansville hospital by Air Evac.

Through statements made by the juvenile and witnesses, officers determined where the drugs were obtained and who gave them to the minor.

Just after midnight, deputies along with the Carmi Police Department K9 unit arrived at a residence at 701 S Summit Street in Carmi to speak with 20 year old Jason M Sigmund.  Sigmund admitted that he had provided the drugs to the under aged male and was placed under arrest.  A search of the property turned up more marijuana and pipes used for smoking marijuana.  Another person in the residence, 19 year old Tony Buckman, was arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Sigmund was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and delivery more than 2.5 but less than 10 grams of cannabis.  He and Buckman were transported to the White County Jail, where Sigmund posted a $150 bond and was released.  Buckman remains in jail pending the post of a $150 bond.

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