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Arrested: 25-year-old Racine man found inside vehicle with drug paraphernalia, a knife

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MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) — Mount Pleasant police on Friday night, June 20th took a 25-year-old Racine man into custody after finding him in possession of drug paraphernalia inside a vehicle.

Police were called out to the dead end of East Red Pine Circle around 7:45 p.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of an empty lot.

When police arrived, they found the vehicle occupied by a 25-year-old Racine man, who appeared to be going in and out of consciousness.

Officers made repeated attempts and were eventually able to gain the man’s attention.

Police say the man opened his hands, and revealed a syringe and drug paraphernalia — consistent with heroin use.

Police say the man was also in possession of an eight-inch knife.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment — and was then taken to the Racine County Jail — where he is being held on several charges — including possession of heroin as a repeat offender, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, probation/parole hold and OWI — second offense.

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