An Oxford man, found with $5,330 in cash tied around his neck in a pouch, was charged with drug abuse, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence after he was arrested Saturday night in Middletown.
Kyle Randall, 30, was found by Middletown police leaning into a vehicle that was parked in the lot of Trailbridge Apartments, 660 Lafayette Ave.
Police described the area as a “high drug/crime area.”
Officers wrote in the report they thought the subjects were possibly involved in a drug transaction.
As police approached, the vehicle drove off and Randall walked away from officers, the report said.
That’s when Randall allegedly dropped a white chunky substance from his right hand, police said.
The substance weighed .45 grams and later tested positive for fentanyl, according to a police report.
Randall’s vehicle was impounded and police found 20.94 grams of a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine. Police also found a red straw behind Randall’s left ear. He told police he used the straw to snort heroin.
Police also located $5,330 on Randall and he had no explanation how he obtained the money. He told officers he may have earned the money doing concrete work.
The money was tagged into property as evidence. All the money was $20, $50 and $100 bills, police said.