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.