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Tempe Police: Man with binder of heroin needles gives officers fake name

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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 Tempe man was arrested April 8 on the 1200 block of East Broadway Road on suspicion of possessing illicit drugs and paraphernalia, and falsely reporting to law enforcement, according to a police report.

Officers pulled the man over, found that he was driving on a suspended license and conducted a search of the vehicle, police reported.

During the search, police found a black binder full of needles, a bent spoon, a glass pipe full of black residue and a few baggies of heroin and meth, according to the report.

Once officers identified the items, they detained both the man and a woman who had been passengers in the car because the binder was within reach of both the passengers, police reported.

During questioning, the woman told police she had known the man by a different name than what he had previously provided, according to the report.

The woman was later released on pending charges, police reported.

With the name the women provided, officers were able to identify the man and discovered he had an existing warrant under his name, according to the report.

Although officers confronted the man about his real name, he remained adamant that the name he had provided earlier was his real name, police reported.

However, a scan of the man’s finger confirmed that the man had used a false name, according to the report.

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

Report compiled by Aimee Plante.

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