Tempe Police: Man makes eye contact with officer while preparing to snort Oxycodone

Tempe Police reported the following incident Thursday:

  • A 25-year-old Glendale man was arrested Jan. 26 on the 100 block of West Fifth Street on suspicion of tampering with evidence, narcotic drugs and drug paraphernalia possession, according to a police report.Police contacted the man and another man after seeing them sitting inside a car in a parking lot, the report said.

    An officer saw the man leaning over the car’s middle console holding a plastic card and a notebook while the other man rolled a bill, police said.


    When the man made eye contact with the officer, he immediately put his hands on top of the notebook, according to the report.

    The other man said “Oh s—t,” and quickly moved his hands under his legs, police reported.

    As the officer approached the passenger side window, the man exited the vehicle without being told to do so and began shaking the notebook, the report said.

    The officer grabbed him and placed him in handcuffs, which caused the notebook and the plastic card to fall to the ground, police said.

    After moving the man away from the vehicle, the officer saw a white powdery substance in a small pile where the man had been standing, according to the report.

    The officer also discovered an AutoZone rewards card and the same powdery substance on the notebook’s cover, police said.

    A search of the car revealed a green pill identified as Oxycodone on the floorboard of the passenger seat, where the other man was seated, according to the report.

    The other man told police they were planning on crushing the pill and using the card and the bill to snort it, the report said.

    The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and released pending charges, according to the report.

Report compiled by Dulce Paloma Baltazar Pedraza

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