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Peekskill Police: Man Found Unconscious In Car With Heroin

Michael Freal, 28, of Yorktown was arrested on April 6 after being found passed out in a car with heroin, according to Peekskill Police.
Michael Freal, 28, of Yorktown was arrested on April 6 after being found passed out in a car with heroin, according to Peekskill Police. Photo Credit: Peekskill Police

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man faces felony drug charges after Peekskill Police said he was found passed out in a vehicle with heroin.

Michael Freal, 28, of Yorktown, was arrested on April 6 at 11:20 a.m. and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction within 10 years, both class E felonies, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors.

Police responded to Welcher Avenue for a report of an unconscious man sitting in a running vehicle.  After numerous attempts to rouse him, police said they entered the vehicle in an attempt to assist him, police said.

A hypodermic needle that was suspected to be filled with heroin was found next to the male, police said. Freal was determined to be under the influence of drugs and a driver's license check revealed his license was suspended due to a past DWI offense, police said. It was also determined Freal had an outstanding warrant for a marijuana charge, according to police.  He was held for arraignment.

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