A Bronx man who was found alseep at the wheel of a car with its engine running in a Pearl River parking lot was arrested on charges that he had more than 25 grams of heroin in the car, according to Orangetown police.
Gennady Dreiziz, 38, of 555 Kappock St., the Bronx, is being held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $25,000 bail after an incident at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police said they received a report of a suspicious man who had been sitting in a 2010 Lexus for several hours in the parking lot at 75 N. Middletown Road.
When town officers went to investigation, police said they found Dreiziz asleep in the driver's seat of the Lexus, with the engine running. Police then discovered that Dreiziz was wanted in Spring Valley on a charge of driving with a suspended license.
Dreiziz was arrested and town officers checked the inside of his car. Police said the search found three decks of heroin in a cigarette box on the front passenger seat and two hypodermic needles in a sunglass holder. Also, police said a plastic bag containing approximately 25 grams of heroin was found in a headphone case on the rear seat.
Dreiziz was taken to Orangetown Police Headquarters in Orangeburg and charged with:
- Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony.
- Possession of a hypodermic instrument
- Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
- Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
He was arraigned in Orangetown Town Court and sent to county jail pending a hearing on Friday.