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Bainbridge man charged with possession of heroin
A 27-year-old Bainbridge Island man has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found black tar heroin in the car he had parked at the Clearwater Casino.
Corey Kenneth Guy was charged with a single felony count on Wednesday, April 9 in Kitsap County District Court.
According to court documents, a Bainbridge officer who was working on a burglary investigation responded to a 911 call about a person in a parked car who was under the influence of drugs on Monday, April 7 at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino.
The officer said he found Guy slumped over in the driver's seat of a Nissan parked at the casino, and said Guy was sweating profusely. The officer also noticed several hypodermic needles on the floor of the car near the driver's seat, as well as other paraphernalia commonly seen with heroin use.
The officer said he woke up Guy and asked if he was OK, and Guy said he was, according to the certificate of probable cause.
When the officer asked what drugs Guy had been using, Guy allegedly said marijuana but later said he had also been using heroin.
Guy would not let the officer search the vehicle. It was full of clothing and other items, and Guy told the officer he was homeless and had been living in the car.
The Nissan was impounded and a judge later granted a search warrant for police to look through the car.
On the next day, an officer searched the vehicle and found .6 grams of black tar heroin, swabs, mixing tins, a burnt spoon and approximately 25 syringes. Police searched the trunk and found 500 to 750 used syringes mixed in with rotting household garbage.
Guy was arrested later that day in Suquamish near the Shell Station. Police said a plastic bag containing .45 grams of heroin was found in his pocket.
Felony possession of a controlled substance carries a maximum term of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine upon conviction.