Heroin User 'Nods-Out' In Car

on Wednesday, 27 June 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Heroin

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Two officers came across a man in the Olympic Star parking lot, passed out on his steering wheel.

The car was running and the headlights on. The driver, Daniel Hughes, 22, had apparently had a rough day. According to the report, police knocked on the window several times to try and get Hughes attention. “When Daniel saw us outside his vehicle, he grabbed what appeared to be a paper towel and placed it into his pocket.” Police also noticed that his eyes were constricted.

When they began questioning Hughes, they noted that his speech was “extremely slow and labored.” Hughes explained that he was had stopped at the Olympic Star to buy coffee, that he was tired and “hasn’t slept in weeks.” Police continued to question Hughes, who explained that the car he was driving was his girlfriend’s. When they searched a bag next to the passenger seat, they found several hypodermic needles, a bag of syringes, multiple silver spoons, a rolled up dollar bill, a glass pipe, 31 baggies containing a white residue, and three paper towels covered with residue.

The officer reported seeing fresh track marks on Hughes’ arm as well as dry blood, which is a common sign of recent heroin use.

Hughes was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.

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Original article: tinleypark.patch.com/

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