A patient at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia has been arrested for allegedly dealing heroin from his room.
Troy Baxter is charged with possessing heroin with intent to distribute.
Columbia police are investigating, spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said today.
Baxter, 44, was charged after a hospital security officer on July 31 recovered a pill bottle containing 21 tabs of heroin that the patient threw into a wastebasket in his room, police said.
The bottle was for medicine prescribed for Baxter, police said.