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Police find Faith man asleep in car, charged with marijuana possession, pills

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Fernando Alonso Alvarez

Fernando Alonso Alvarez

Authorities charged a Faith man who was found asleep inside a car with possession of marijuana and prescription pills that didn’t belong to him, a report said.

Salisbury Police charged Fernando Alonso Alvarez, 24, of the 300 block of North Main Street, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, two counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, one count of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and one count simple possession of marijuana.

Police received a call Monday morning that a man had been inside a vehicle at the Rushco convenience store at 1518 East Innes St. for awhile. The engine was running, but the driver was asleep. Police made several attempts to awaken the driver, but he did not immediately respond. An officer had to shake the driver, later identified as Fernando Alvarez, to rouse him.

Alvarez had been at the store for 30 minutes, but he told police he thought he’d been there for just 10 minutes.

Upon searching Alvarez and his vehicle, police found 38 different pills and a plastic bag that contained eight grams of marijuana located inside the glove box. Police also found $893 in cash inside a pocket. Two of the pills were found inside his wallet, two in an arm rest, and others throughout the vehicle. Police did not find a prescription with the pills, some of which were found in prescription bottles.

Alvarez has several 2014 pending court cases including for charges of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, drug possession, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling place/vehicle for controlled substances.

He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

 

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