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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