Man cited for drugs used bedding to barricade crews out of hotel room, police say

Man cited for drugs used bedding to barricade crews out of hotel room, police say
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An Illinois man who used bedding to keep medical personnel out of his west side hotel room Thursday afternoon was cited for drug use, Madison police said.

Madison police responded around 2:50 p.m. to the 8000 block of Excelsior Drive for reports of a man having a medical emergency at a local hotel, according to a release.

The man, 38-year-old Thomas Ledwell, of Joliet, Illinois, had barricaded himself from medical personnel trying to assist him, police said.

Officers were able to convince Ledwell to come out of the hotel room, who had used bedding and other items in the hotel room to keep medical personnel out of the room, according to the release.

Officials said it became clear to the crew that Ledwell’s medical issue was a non-emergency and was related to drug use.

Ledwell was taken to UW Hospital for treatment, where he cooperated with officers and medical staff, according to the release.

He was cited for illegal possession of a schedule 1 narcotic, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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