Man arrested on drug charge after being found passed out

2014-02-19T21:15:00Z 2014-02-19T21:15:14Z Man arrested on drug charge after being found passed outSteven Ross Johnson Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 19, 2014 9:15 pm  • 

GARY | A 25-year-old man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after officers found his SUV facing north in southbound lanes of traffic, police said.

Officers responded to 49th Avenue and Broadway about 2:20 p.m., after receiving a report of an unconscious man inside of a vehicle.

Upon approaching the vehicle, they found Rayfael Gardner sitting in the driver’s seat with a gun in his lap, according to police reports. Officers disarmed him and transported him to an area emergency room, police said.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found two white bags containing cocaine, police said.

Gardner is expected to face charges of having a gun with no permit, felony possession of a firearm, driving on a suspended license and possession of controlled substance.

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