man in handcuffs

A 45-year-old Arnold man was arrested after illegal drugs allegedly fell from his sleeve while he was talking with police officers at the Mobil On the Run gas station, 3611 W. Outer Road. The incident happened about 9:25 p.m. Jan. 16, Arnold Police reported.

Officers went to the station after receiving a report that the man was there asleep in the driver’s seat of a parked 2001 Ford Taurus. When officers arrived, Rock Township Ambulance personnel were already talking with the driver. He said he was tired from working long hours. However, he appeared to be impaired, the report said.

A friend was called to pick up the man, but when he reached in the back seat of the car to gather his belongings, two plastic bags that contained what appeared to be heroin and methamphetamine reportedly fell out of his shirt sleeve. The man also allegedly was found with drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

The man was arrested and transported to the Police Station, where he was booked and released. Depending on drug analysis, Arnold Police will seek charges against the man through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, Capt. Rich Shular said.

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