NICEVILLE — A man was arrested on multiple drug charges after officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle with methamphetamine in his car.
According to a Niceville Police Department arrest report, in early February officers responded to a John Sims Parkway store in reference to an intoxicated person in the parking lot. When they arrived, they found a man who matched the person’s description slumped over in the driver’s seat.
Officers woke the man up, who appeared to be very nervous, was shaking and refused to listen to the officer’s commands. An officer asked the man if there was anything illegal in the car, and the man said there “might be.” He did not give officers consent to search his car.
However, a K9 drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, giving the officers cause to search the car without consent. They found methamphetamine, heroin/fentanyl and paraphernalia in the car.
The man was charged with two counts of drug possession without a prescription, and one count of drug equipment possession.