Police: Man snorts heroin, crashes car into curb in Exeter

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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EXETER — An Exeter man admitted to police he snorted heroin before he was found passed out inside a vehicle that crashed into a curb on Wyoming Avenue on Tuesday night, according to court records.

Borough police said they found Scott D. Rosenko, 40, unconscious in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that was idling in the area of 1715 Wyoming Ave. at about 6:30 p.m.

Police allege they found a cigarette pack containing 12 heroin packets filled with a light tan powder, a straw and brass knuckles inside the vehicle. Rosenko was also allegedly in possession of five large knifes and two rolls of cash.

According to a criminal complaint:

A passer-by called police reporting a man was unconscious in a vehicle that struck a curb.

An officer arrived to find Rosenko passed out in the driver’s seat. The car’s engine was idling, lights were turned on and windshield wipers were activated despite it not raining at the time.

An officer yelled at Rosenko, who awakened when his arm was shook.

Rosenko told the officer he did not know where he was and did not respond when asked if he knew the date and time.

Police said Rosenko refused medical treatment.

Rosenko was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Ferris Webby in Luzerne County Central Court on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count each of possession of a controlled substance and prohibited offensive weapons. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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By Ed Lewis

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