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Tempe Police: Man hides pills in scrotum

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Tempe police reported the following incidents Sunday:

A 26-year-old Casa Grande man was arrested Aug. 13 on Rural Road and University Drive on suspicion of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and bringing contraband into a detention facility, according to a police report.

Officers contacted a passenger on the 700 block of South Mill Avenue who was smoking marijuana and sitting in the vehicle the man was driving, according to the report. When the passenger exited the vehicle, he fled on foot, police reported.

When officers chased the passenger, the man drove away from the scene, but officers later located the vehicle on Rural Road and University Drive, according to the report.

Officers stopped the vehicle and during a search, a glass pipe with a bulb on the end and burned residue inside was located in the sunglass holder with a pack of small plastic baggies, according to the report. Officers identified the glass pipe as drug paraphernalia commonly used for methamphetamine, according to the report.

The man stated that the Adidas bag belonged to the passenger who fled, police reported.

A partially consumed bottle of J├Ągermeister was in the opened center console, according to the report. A black tarry substance later identified as heroin was found in an Adidas bag in the trunk of the vehicle.

Officers also found a baggie containing a crystalline substance later identified as methamphetamine, police reported. Also in the side compartment of the vehicle was a prescription bottle filled with individually bagged pills.

The man stated that he drove away because he got nervous when the passenger fled, according to the report.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, and during a strip search, five more pills were found tucked in his scrotum, police reported. He was booked and held to see a judge.

A 43-year-old Phoenix man was arrested Aug. 14 on the 5000 block of South Kenneth Place on suspicion of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a police report.

The man was contacted while he was standing on the roof of a residence located on the 5000 block of South Kenneth Place, according to the report.

After being placed under arrest, a search revealed that he was in possession of drug paraphernalia in the form of two syringes, police reported.

The residents of the home the man was standing on said that they were seriously disturbed by the man's actions because it woke them from their sleep and they feared the man was trying to burglarize their home, according to the report.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail where he was booked and held to see a judge.

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Reports compiled by Kelcie Grega.

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