A dying man with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer was targeted by cops allegedly as they searched his room for marijuana.
According to the patient, Nolan Sousley of Missouri, the cops had targeted him and searched his hospital room for the drug and he has a video of it happening.
While the officers involved said it’s all part of the job, Missouri’s Bolivar Police Department is now facing complaints.
Sousley had been in the middle of a chemotherapy treatment at Citizens Memorial Hospital in the city of Bolivar when the cops entered his room. Family members began recording as they entered.
The cops were responding to a call of marijuana smell coming from the hospital.
The video was streamed live to Facebook and shows a group of Bolivar police officers searching bags sitting on a nearby bed. A doctor then comes in and asks the family to stop recording.
Sousley told FOX4’s Sherae Honeycutt that he felt violated. The cops only found CBD oil.
While marijuana was approved for medicinal purposes in 2018, it is not yet legal to use.
The hospital issued the following statement to FOX4:
“Unfortunately, due to HIPAA, we are unable to comment about any specific patient, their treatment or what was done or not done in any particular situation. Generally speaking, it is against the hospital’s policy to smoke or vape on the hospital’s campus. It is also our policy to call appropriate law enforcement any time hospital personnel see or reasonably suspect illegal drug use in patient rooms or otherwise on campus.”