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Pills ‘Possible Factor’ in Gregg Jarrett Arrest

gregg jarrettUSA Today’s Doug Stanglin reports Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett “may have been under the influence of medication that did not mix well with alcohol” at the time of his arrest earlier this week. Jarrett had been recently released from a rehab facility, Stanglin writes:

A bar employee said Jarrett became intoxicated after only one drink, AP reported. He allegedly told a customer he took medication before his flight, but Jarrett denied the statement when questioned by police.

Police found gabapentin pills in his pocket, according to the report. When officers searched Jarrett’s bag it was revealed he was recently released from an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment facility.

Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant used to treat conditions ranging from epilepsy to restless leg syndrome, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. “Strange or unusual thoughts” and drowsiness are listed as potential side effects of the medication. Alcohol may add to the drowsiness, the Library of Medicine adds.

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