A city councilman in Cranston, Rhode Island who chaired the local Republican Party was arrested on Monday for drug possession after police found him smoking a mix of crack cocaine and fentanyl in his car, reportedThe Providence Journal this week.
Matthew Reilly, 41, a first-term council member, a licensed attorney and a youth soccer coach, was found by cops sitting in his car Monday, the Journal reported.
“The police found Reilly around 11:30 a.m. in a parked SUV after a passerby told a patrolman that a man was possibly choking in a parking lot,” according to the report.
“‘He appeared to be sleeping or unconscious while having difficulty breathing/choking,’ patrolman Luis A. Collado wrote in a police report. ‘I opened the door and had to shake him in order for him to wake up. At that point I noticed that he had a glass pipe that’s typically used to smoke crack cocaine from in his hand and a lighter.'”