Man found unconscious in car; charged with heroin possession

Published 1:26 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2016

By Shavonne Walker

Salisbury Police charged a Mocksville man with heroin possession after someone called to report he appeared to be unconscious inside a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot.

The man, later identified as James King Hill III, was found Tuesday around 11 p.m. at Ichiban Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse, 1005 Klumac Road, slumped over the steering wheel of a car.

The car’s lights were on, the caller said.

An officer arrived and immediately spotted a spoon, a syringe and white substance sitting in the man’s lap. The door was locked, so the officer knocked on the door, but did not immediately get a response.

A report said the man appeared confused. The man finally came to and tried to hide the items on his lap. Hill got out of the vehicle and was searched. The officer found another syringe in his pocket.

The report said he had two grams of a white powder substance that tested positive for heroin, which was found wrapped in a piece of paper. He also had three spoons and 48 syringes, some of which had been used.

Hill was issued a $2,000 secured bond and has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center. He has previously been convicted of hit and run, reckless driving, and larceny, all of which are misdemeanors.