A man, 24, was in possession of methamphetamine Wednesday morning, according to the UTA police crime log.

The man was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital after showing signs of distress, said Mike McCord, UTA Police acting assistant chief.

The man was behaving in a way that indicated he was in some form of mental health crisis or distress, McCord said. Officers determined that he needed to be detained for an emergency mental health committal, he said.

The methamphetamine was not prescribed to the man, McCord said. The man will be charged with possession of less than one gram of a controlled substance from Penalty Group 1, which is a state jail felony, he said.

A state jail felony is punishable by jail time for no more than two years or less than 180 days and a fine of no more than $10,000, according to the Texas Penal Code.

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