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Tempe Police: Man found by officers while shooting meth

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The Tempe Police station, which is located on Fifth Avenue near College Avenue. 

Tempe police reported the following incident Thursday:

A 40-year-old Tempe man was arrested Feb. 6 on the 30th block of East Fifth Street on suspicion of using and possessing drug paraphernalia, according to a police report.

Police approached the man near the east side of Tempe City Hall while he had a black string wrapped around his upper left arm and a brown string around his upper left arm, police reported.

The man had an empty uncapped syringe along with a broken syringe on the ground near him at the time, according to the report.

When officers told the man to drop whatever he had in his hands, he let go of a loaded syringe with a clear liquid substance inside stuck in his arm, police reported.

The syringe hung freely from his arm and a black string with a small axe multi-tool hung as well, according to the report.

It appeared that the man had used the multi-tool to tighten the string on his arm, police reported.

The man removed the syringe and the black string and dropped them to the ground, according to the report.

While the officers placed the man in handcuffs, police reported that he said, “Can I just have my last shot before going to jail?”

During an interview, the man said the liquid inside the syringe was his last shot of meth, according to the report.

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

Report compiled by Aimee Plante.

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