VERO BEACH, Florida – An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy observed a man sitting in a vehicle parked at the Jones Temple Holiness in Vero Beach.
The deputy walked up to the vehicle and saw a man attempting to stick himself with a syringe. As the officer shined his flashlight on the subject, he dropped the needle onto his lap, according to the report.
Police placed the man, identified as Micahel Cantelo, in custody and conducted a vehicle search.
The deputy found a used syringe, a piece of Chore Boy (sometimes used as a filter for smoking crack cocaine), and a zip lock bag containing a small amount of brown and white powdery substance.
The man told the deputy that the white powdery substance was heroin. Also in the car was a black chest box with a Xanax pill, the report said.
Cantelo was booked on charges of Misdemeanor Poss Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Poss of Controlled Sub W/O Prescription, and Misdemeanor Poss Drug Paraphernalia.
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