A 23-year-old Salina man is in jail on drug related charges after being found asleep at the wheel of his car late Thursday morning.
Captain Paul Forrester said an officer was driving south on Roach street around 11 a.m. when he noticed a significant back up of traffic at the intersection of Roach and Cloud. The officer went around the backed up traffic to find Cooper Hammersmith sleeping at the wheel of his Chrysler 300.
Forrester said Hammersmith was not cooperative and after being placed in handcuffs, a search of the car turned up 26 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and cough syrup.
Hammersmith was taken into custody on requested charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, no tax stamp, DUI, and illegal stopping on a roadway.