Mount Pleasant police say a 25-year-old Racine man is facing a variety of drug charges after officers found him semi-conscious and high on heroin.

Officers were dispatched at 7:42 p.m. Friday to the end of East Red Pine Circle for a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a vacant lot, according to press release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

When police arrived, they found a black Cadillac and a man in the driver’s seat who was barely conscious. Officers were able to rouse him after several attempts. Once the man was awake, he opened his hands and revealed “a syringe and drug paraphernalia” police identified as commonly used with heroin. The man also reportedly had an 8-inch knife in his possession.

The man was transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for treatment and then booked into the Racine County Jail on the following pending charges:

  • Felony possession of heroin, repeat offender
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor possession of carrying a concealed weapon
  • Operating while intoxicated, 2nd offense
  • Probation and Parole hold

The man remained in the Racine County Jail as of Sunday night, according to online court records.

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