New Castle News


April 24, 2014

Man arrested for suspected drugs

NEW CASTLE — A Grove City man was arrested after police claim they found him in his car injecting himself with suspected drugs.

Shenango Township police said a caller reported seeing a man slumped over the steering wheel of a car in a grocery store parking lot.

Police found 34-year-old Matthew R. Sipe sticking a needle into his right hand with a yellow nylon belt wrapped around his upper right arm.

The officer knocked on the car window and the man dropped the needle on the floor. A water bottle cap containing suspected heroin was found on the seat of the car. Police said they also found a piece of cotton and a plastic bag containing 105 syringes and suspected heroin.

Obtaining permission to search the vehicle Sipe was found in, officers said they found a bag of suspected heroin a bottle containing six white and five blue suspected Alprazolam pills inside Sipe’s jacket pocket.

He is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and adulteration or misbranding of a controlled substance.

He was issued a summons to appear in court.


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