A 28-year-old man was charged with illegally owning a syringe after West Lafayette police were called to the River Market Apartments on Monday after a loud row was reported in the parking lot near the intersection of State Street and South River had been street.
Police said in an affidavit filed Wednesday that they had found Justin Kai Rhode with two others shouting near a black truck when they arrived around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. A woman "threw her clothes on the floor and shouted" at the two men there and told the officials that she would move out of the apartment she shared with the men.
Rhode, who owned the truck, cut his hand on a truck window, accused the woman of breaking, but refused medical treatment. The woman briefly went with people she had called to pick her up.
The police had now found that according to court documents, Rhode and the other man violated the conditions of detention at home. When the community correction officers arrived at the apartment around 11:00 a.m. to follow, another woman, who was said to be the only person on the lease, opened the door.
The police had to wake Rhode, the reports said, and found an injection in each of his pockets. Syringes were also found in other areas of the home, including on the floor and in a potted plant, and baggies suspected of being heroin by the police were also used as evidence.
The document also found that the police found a spoon found on a kitchen counter covered with burnt residue, but field tests for heroin, fentanyl, and meth were inconclusive. Narcan nasal spray kits have also been found to be used to treat opioid overdoses.
Rhode reportedly told the police, "He also struggles with heroin addiction but is working to get clean." The others in the apartment also admitted to fighting heroin addicts.
Rhode, who was still in prison on Wednesday afternoon without a tie, is the only one involved in the incident and charged with a crime.