Police Blotter: Man arrested in connection with possessing heroin on CTA train, bringing more to jail cell

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

A man was arrested Tuesday after an Evanston police officer observed him sleeping on the floor of an “L” car with a rolled up $20 bill and a “clear white capsule” containing a white powder on his chest, police said.

At about 10 a.m., an officer near South Boulevard noticed the man sleeping and took him into custody for a narcotics investigation, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The white substance tested positive for heroin. The officer also found one-and-a-half blue pills in his pocket, which is suspected to be Alprazolam, the generic name of Xanax.

The man was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with another count of unlawful possession Wednesday when an officer observed him ingesting a substance in his cell, Dugan said. Officers found four small plastic baggies in his shirt and pants pockets that tested positive for heroin.

Police searched him before he was held in the cell, and Dugan said police are reviewing camera footage to figure out where and how he brought the drugs into the cell.

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