BEACHWOOD – A man who was unconscious in his car was arrested on drug charges, police said.
Police were called to the CVS on Route 9 on July 11 by people who had seen a man sleeping in his vehicle. Officer Chad Anthony and K-9 Officer William Manganiello did a wellness check.
The man was Andrew Stanowski of Beachwood, who had warrants out for his arrest. While being taken into custody, Stanowski told officers there might be drugs in his vehicle.
Manganiello had K-9 Ace do a “free air sniff” of the car, and the dog indicated there were narcotics. A search turned up eight bags of heroin and two hypodermic needles, police said.
Stanowski was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then turned over to the Howell Police on outstanding warrants.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.