Lost wallet leads to heroin arrest

- It started off as a normal walk for a Wyandotte resident and her friend.

But something caught her eye, a wallet on the ground.

The Good Samaritan picked the wallet up and took it to the police department.

But when officers looked inside for an ID they found much more; a packet of heroin was discovered inside.

Offices say when they told the woman about the drug she told them she had also seen a hypodermic needle near that wallet.

Investigators soon learned the owner of the wallet was also wanted by Ferndale PD.  Officers caught the man speeding earlier this year and when he was pulled over he was arrested.

"Possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of prescription drugs and possession of cocaine." Sgt. Baron Brown said. "He didn’t show up to court and that's why court order was issued."

Ferndale Police have identified the man as Trenton resident Michael Wolske.

When he came to pick up his wallet he was turned over to the Ferndale Police Department..

"He won't have any charges out of Wyandotte because he wasn't actually in possession of the heroin when it was discovered, Lt Charles Seeley said.

Wolske was arraigned on several charges but Ferndale Police say they want to get people who have drug problems help.

"We just make a phone call and they will send someone out here and Hope Not Handcuffs will work really hard to try and get someone into a treatment program as soon as possible,” Brown said.

Investigators also want citizens to protect themselves.

Police say if you're out taking a walk and see something that deserves police attention don't touch it, but call 911 instead.

"Had she opened that wallet and there had been fentanyl, she'd be in trouble," Seeley said.

If you are a family member need help you can call Families Against Narcotics (586)-438-8500 or go to www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org 

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