2 arrested at Kenai bar after woman collapses

Subject was allegedly under influence of drugs

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2007

Police arrested 42-year-old Darrin Marion and Debra Pearce, 52, both of Kenai, after a woman collapsed at the Rainbow Bar in Kenai at 2:15 a.m. Aug. 1.

According to a police affidavit, when Kenai police and paramedics with the Kenai Fire Department arrived on scene, the woman was unconscious and believed to be under the influence of drugs.

According to the affidavit, when an officer contacted Marion, he discovered a bottle of Diazepam in Marion's pocket. The officer left Marion to interview another female, but when he came back, he found Marion attempting to bury and destroy the pills. The police officer also noticed the prescription label on the pill bottle was missing and when he discovered traces of paper around Marion's mouth, Marion admitted to eating the label. Marion also said the pills didn't belong to him and he did not want to get in trouble, the affidavit stated.

Lt. Kim Wannamaker of the Kenai Police Department said both Marion and Pearce were charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Pearce was further charged with first-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief. Marion also was charged with tampering with evidence for trying to destroy the pills.

Wannamaker said the victim was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital by ambulance and is recovering. This case still is under investigation, he said.



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