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Cops find 8 syringes in crotch of DUI suspect's pants

Cary Ashby • Feb 16, 2014 at 10:53 PM

A Norwalk man is accused of hiding eight syringes in the crotch of his pants in connection with a recent traffic stop.

Glenn J. Tinker, 39, of 108 E. Main St., must post a $10,000 bond with a 10-percent provision before being released from the Huron County Jail. He is charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Trooper Evan Stevens, of the state Highway Patrol, assisted the Wakeman Police Department with the traffic stop that happened at 2:11 p.m. Monday on East Main Street near Pleasant Street.

"He (Tinker) had a warrant out of Lorain city (for) driving under suspension," police Chief Tim Hunker said about the reason for the stop.

Tinker was arrested on the Lorain Municipal Court warrant and transported to jail. Patrol records indicate the license suspension stemmed from an earlier drug-related offense.

"He was cooperative after we talked to him for a little bit. There was no struggle or anything," Hunker said.

Tinker submitted a urine sample. Police reported the eight syringes they found in the crotch of the suspect's pants were submitted to the patrol lab for testing.

The defendant has a prior DUI conviction from 2010, according to the patrol.

Troopers forwarded a report to the Norwalk Law Director's Office for the consideration of further charges.

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