Police Reportedly Find Driver With Heroin, Needles and a Silver Spoon
Officers walked up to a parked vehicle over the weekend, in which they said they found a man and nine bags of heroin.
Tinley Park police arrested an Indiana man who they said they found in a local McDonald's parking lot Saturday with nine bags of heroin, four hypodermic needles and a silver spoon.
Officers were first notified about Mark J. Bryk, 24, of the 2100 block of Liberty Street in Portage, Ind., when someone called in a tip that the tan Ford Explorer he was driving was "all over the roadway" near 175th Street and Harlem Avenue, the report said. Police found the vehicle parked in the lot at McDonald's on Harlem Avenue around 7:45 p.m.
"I approached the driver's side window and observed Mark looking down at a cell phone," the officer wrote in the report, noting that the dome light in the vehicle was on. " … I also observed in plain view a folding knife on the front passenger seat. Next to the knife … I observed a black knit winter hat. Sticking out from inside the hat was a plastic bag … (with) at least one hypodermic needle …"
Bryk didn't immediately notice the officer outside his window, the report said, and looked up when the officer knocked on the glass.
"Mark immediately took his right hand and attempted to conceal the knife and needle on his passenger seat," the report said.
Police searched Bryk and asked him what else was in the vehicle. He told them he had heroin, according to the report.
Officers found four needles with charred ends, three Q-tips, a silver spoon with a burnt underside and white residue on top and nine clear plastic bags with a "white powdery substance" that later tested positive for heroin, they said.
Bryk gave cops a vague idea of where he "makes all his drug buys," the report said, but refused to provide detailed information. He said he was on his way to a party in Tinley Park.
He was charged with unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of a controlled substance. His vehicle was towed from the scene.
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