DUBOIS – An Ohio man is facing charges for allegedly using drugs in a gas station bathroom.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, filed with District Judge Patrick Ford’s office Aug. 31, Dwight D. Woodyard, 30, 55 Center St., Crown City, Ohio, is charged by the Sandy Township police with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked.
According to the affidavit, police were called to Snappy’s on the Bee Line Highway for a man who was believed to have “shot up” heroin in the bathroom.
As the officers were responding, they were told that an employee saw a suspicious man wearing jeans, a red belt and black shirt, go into the bathroom for a long period of time.
When the man came out, an employee went into the bathroom before any other customers could go in, and found a used needle in the garbage can.
The employees were told to lock the bathroom door and not to touch anything.
While the officers were en route, they saw a black Ford Explorer traveling toward them. The officers got a good look at the driver and identified him as Woodyard, having had encounters with him before, which involved drug paraphernalia.
The officers pulled the vehicle over, and saw one of the occupants throw something out the window.
When asked for driver’s license, Woodyard allegedly said he didn’t have his license. The officer then asked Woodyard what he had thrown out of the window. Woodyard denied throwing anything out of the vehicle.
Woodyard was asked to get out of the vehicle and the officers searched him. The officer found a large knife and located two “stamp bags” made out of wax paper containing a brown, granule substance. The officer also found an orange needle cap.
A second officer searched the area where the object was thrown out the window and found a blue glass pipe.
The officers asked Woodyard when he had last used drugs. Woodyard allegedly told police he took his prescribed Subutex a little while ago. The officers allegedly noted fresh needle marks on Woodyard’s arm and that his speech was slow and slurred.
After failing field sobriety tests, Woodyard was taken for blood testing, which was positive for amphetamines, methamphetamines and morphine.