Sleeping driver on Catron Boulevard caught with heroin

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It was no surprise that a man who parked a car in the middle of the road was caught by police.

Early Tuesday morning, an officer came upon a car parked in the middle of an on-ramp at the intersection of East Catron Boulevard and Cambell Street. The vehicle was not running, and the driver was slumped over in his seat.

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The officer woke the driver and confirmed he was not experiencing a medical issue. Then began a DUI investigation, through which the officer determined that the driver was indeed impaired.

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This led to a search of the vehicle, which turned up a burnt spoon with residue that tested positive for heroin.

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Shane Ryan of Keystone, was arrested for: DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Ryan was transported to the Pennington County Jail.

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