Report: Tiger Woods Had 5 Drugs In His System At Time Of Arrest

Bryan Brandom
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Though there was no alcohol in his system, it was evident from the arrest video that Tiger Woods was all sorts of messed up when the golf legend fell asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz and damaged his car before police arrived in late May.

Now we have a better idea of just how messed up the 14-time major winner was.

According to ESPN, a released police report noted five drugs were in his system:

  • Hydrocodone, the generic form of a painkiller branded as Vicodin.
  • Hydromorphone, a strong painkiller commonly known as Dilaudid.
  • Alprazolam, a mood and sleep drug commonly known as Xanax. (The report also listed Alpha-Hydroxy Alprazolam, which is what Xanax becomes when it breaks down in the system.)
  • Zolpidem, a sleep drug commonly known as Ambien.
  • Delta-9 carboxy THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Last week, Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving, entering a diversion program that will wipe the incident from his record should he complete it.

In early June, Woods checked into a rehab clinic to overcome his reliance on prescription drugs. A month later, he announced that he’d completed treatment.

“As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications,” Woods said in a released statement on Monday. “Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance. I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress. I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me.”

In Florida, medicinal marijuana is legal, though it’s unclear if Woods had a prescription for it or any of the other drugs listed above.

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