WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Two Bronx men had to skip their late-night rendezvous with two women they had met at a White Plains bar when, on their way, police found them in possession of 22.17 grams of heroin, 23.81 grams of cocaine and marijuana, according to a police report.
Leon Keith, 26, and Craig Fitzpatrick left Elements Bar through the rear parking area on Waller Avenue at 4:10 a.m. Dec. 14 to pick up the two women in front of the bar, police said. On their way, Keith hit the brakes suddenly on South Broadway near Martine Avenue, then got out of the car and started screaming toward the car in the middle of the road, the report says.
Nearby police officers approached the car, and Keith got back in the driver’s seat and sped off, then turned into a parking garage at 237 Martine Ave. Police said they saw him throw an object on top of a ventilation unit, then take off. He then abruptly parked in a spot, at which point he got out of the car and tried to walk away. Police stopped him and ordered the passenger, Fitzgerald, get out also, the report says.
Police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol on Keith and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. They said his speech was slurred and he couldn't stand up once he was handcuffed. Keith told the police he was not driving the car, but officers said they saw him get out of the driver’s seat.
He then admitted to smoking marijuana before driving, according to the report.
Police returned to the ventilation unit and recovered a clear sandwich bag with 48 small wax paper envelopes grouped in four, 10-envelope bundles, and one eight-envelope bundle containing a white powdery substance thought to be heroin, with an aggregate weigh of 14.96 grams, the report says.
The same plastic bag also had another sandwich bag, a piece of plastic wrap and three clear zipper bags all with a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine, with an aggregate weight of 19.22 grams. Keith and Fitzpatrick were arrested.
Police also found another sandwich bag with a substance they believed to be marijuana in the car's center console, which the report says was visible from the driver’s side window.
Both suspects were taken to headquarters, where police searched Fitzpatrick and found in his boxer shorts more plastic bags with 25 small wax paper envelopes grouped in two 10-envelope bundles and one five-envelope bundle containing what police thought to be heroin, with an aggregate weight of 7.21 grams. A strip search of Fitzpatrick revealed another clear plastic bag with 17 plastic bags with what appeared to be cocaine, with an aggregate weight of 4.59 grams.
When police tried to give a blood alcohol test to Keith, whose license had been suspended for driving with a 0.08 blood alcohol content in October, he became incoherent and vomited on the floor. He was taken to White Plains Hospital, where he consented to giving blood, police said.
Both were charged with driving while intoxicated and DWI combined, both felonies; second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; third-degree criminal possession of more than half an ounce of a controlled substance, a felony; and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony.
Both suspects were held for court.
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