An Allendale man being processed Saturday at the Ramsey Police Headquarters for allegedly driving under the influence of heroin was charged also when police found heroin in his jacket, police said.
Police found Thomas Reilly, 44, in a silver Ford pickup truck Friday on top of a snow bank near the Bottle King parking lot on Route 17 north, Chief Bryan Gurney said.
Witnesses stated that the pickup had been swerving on the road before crashing, Gurney said. Reilly spoke incoherently to officers.
Reilly was taken to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where blood samples were taken. Police then charged him with driving while under the influence of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They found 19 glassine wax folds of suspected heroin in his jacket pocket, Gurney said. Police also found 12 tabs of suspected Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, and one pill of Zolpidem, a drug used to treat insomnia, with no prescription.
In addition to the original accusations, police charged Reilly with possession of drug paraphernalia and drug possession. He is scheduled for a Feb. 24 court appearance.
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