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Man Caught With Cocaine At Port Chester Gas Station, Police Say

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday in Port Chester when police found him cutting cocaine with his driver’s license while sitting in his car at a gas station, police said.

Police were called to North Pearl Street around 3:30 p.m. by a gas station owner who said there was a possibly intoxicated man in a car parked in the station.

When the officer walked over and looked into the car’s window he said he saw the man holding a compact disc case with white powder on it and cutting it with his license. “He had no idea the cop was standing there watching,” said Lt. Jim Ladeairous, spokesperson for the department.

The officer knocked on the window and said he found the man had 500 mg of cocaine on him. Christopher E. Fazio, of 17 Elm Drive, Northport, N.Y. was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. At the station, Fazio was searched and police said they also found several pills in his pocket that turned out to be benzodiazepine, a psychoactive drug. He claimed he had a prescription for the pills, but police said there was no prescription on him. He was further charged with possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Fazio was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court on Tuesday and was sent to the county jail, without bail. He is due back in court on Thursday.

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