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WESTERLY — A New York man was charged with heroin possession after police officers responded to a complaint that he and a passenger were "passed out" at a 7-Eleven gas pump last week.

The man, Carlos B. Tejeda, 22, was charged Friday night with possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Tejeda, of the Bronx, was  released on bond and granted permission to leave the state provided that he return for a felony screening in Washington Superior Court in September.

Westerly police said a witness at 7-Eleven reported that two men were passed out in a car that was parked at a gas pump of the Post Road store. Officers found Tejeda and a second man asleep in the car with a baggie containing marijuana resting on the driver's side door.

The officers found two bundles of heroin, one containing three individual folds and the other with nine folds. A total of 2.84 grams of heroin was seized, along with 2.2 grams of marijuana.

The police said Tejeda claimed ownership of both and was taken into custody. The other man was not charged.

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