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COVINA >> Police jailed a San Gabriel man found passed out behind the wheel of his car in Covina early Thursday after discovering nearly a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, along with some heroin, in his vehicle, officials said.

Officers first responded about 4:15 a.m. to reports of a solo-car crash in the 900 block of North Grandview Avenue, Covina police Lt. Tim Doonan said.Binh Chi Ly,

“When officers got there, the driver-side tires were up on the sidewalk with the passenger side tires on the street,” the lieutenant said. “The vehicle was running with the suspect asleep behind the wheel.”

Police woke the suspect, who was believed to be under the influence of heroin and appeared “lethargic and confused,” Doonan said.

Upon searching the 2002 Lexus, he said, police found 100 grams of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of about $1,500, as well as a vial of heroin, a pipe and a “shaved” car key often used to steal or burglarize cars.

Binh Chi Ly, 33, of San Gabriel, was booked on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a burglary tool, according to Covina police and Los Angeles County booking records.

He was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.



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