Cops: Man asleep at wheel had heroin, syringe in car

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police arrested a 30-year-old man in Holly Township on Monday after finding the man asleep inside his vehicle, with heroin and drug paraphernalia in plain sight, Lt. Mike Shaw said.

Police were called to Alex’s Market & Grill in Holly Township at 9:30 a.m. Monday after getting 911 calls about a man asleep in his vehicle at the gas pump. Troopers arrived to find just that — a man sleeping in driver’s seat of a silver Chevy.

Prior to waking up the man, troopers looked at the vehicle through its windows and spotted a small syringe and a burnt spoon, which police believed to be drug paraphernalia, Shaw said.

Troopers woke the man up and arrested him, then searched his car, where they found what they believe to be a gram of heroin.

The man’s car was impounded and he was held in police custody briefly. He has since been released as state police wait for lab results to confirm that the substance found was heroin, which Shaw said the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office requires before approving charges.