Grass Valley Police responding to a report of a man asleep in a running vehicle allegedly found him with a syringe in his hand and with more than 11 grams of heroin.
A caller reported the man inside a Chevrolet at Alta Vista Drive and Alta Street shortly after midnight Friday, according to dispatch reports.
Officers found Vincent Michael Joseph Nigro, 29, passed out inside the vehicle, said Sgt. Joe Matteoni.
He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, as well as being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was booked into county jail on those charges, as well as on suspicion of bringing drugs into jail; it was not clear what was found during the booking process. He was being held in lieu of $12,000 bail.
Nigro had been arrested on similar charges in Grass Valley in early October after allegedly being found passed out in a running vehicle that was stopped at a light with a needle in his arm. In that incident, he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Early Monday morning, a woman was arrested in Grass Valley after being found in the 200 block of Sutton Way, allegedly passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle, which was in drive.
Lindsay Gaydos, 23, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was booked and released from county jail on $2,404 bail.
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