Man Brought Girlfriend Meth to Smoke in Hospital's ICU: Cops

Scott Allen Burns Hernando County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man was arrested after authorities say he brought meth to his girlfriend to smoke while she was a patient receiving oxygen in a hospital's intensive care unit.

Scott Allen Burns, 52, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Hernando County Sheriff's Office officials said. No attorney information was immediately available.

Burns, of Spring Hill, north of Tampa, was arrested after someone called 911 about a person smoking drugs in the ICU at Bayfront Brooksville Hospital, according to a report from WFLA.

Deputies were told that a female patient was seen putting a glass pipe in her mouth and smoking it while she was on oxygen, which is highly flammable, the report said.

Burns, who is the woman's boyfriend and was her only visitor at the hospital, was searched by deputies who found a plastic bag and red straw, which had a substance that field tested positive for meth, the report said.