Monday, March 12, 2007

Johnny Tapia Condition worsens in Hospital

Johnny Tapia is in a hospital in Albuquerque fighting for his life. According to the latest wire report, Tapia's condition has taken a turn for the worse and he is now listed in critical condition. Tapia has been unresponsive all day.

According to media reports, Police reported earlier today that Johnny Tapia is unconscious at an Albuquerque hospital this morning after apparently overdosing on cocaine in a hotel room.

Police officers responded to the Country Inn and Suites in the 7600 block of Pan American Freeway NE to a call that Tapia had stopped breathing. When Firefighters arrived they found Tapia unconscious. He was taken to the Hospital. Albuquerque police spokeswoman Trish Hoffman said Tapia was still unconscious at 10:30 this morning.

The hotel spoke with KRQE News 13 and confirmed police showed up around 4:30 a.m. and took Tapia out the back door. The manager of the Hotel who came on duty this morning didn't even know what happened.

Police are reporting that Tapia tested positive for cocaine in his system. "We're hoping he's going to pull through," said Hoffman.

Hoffman relayed that police had found a plastic bag containing a white substance in Tapia's hotel room that later tested positive for cocaine. Hoffman confirmed that Tapia will be facing charges of drug possession.


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