An Alice police officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South Texas Blvd. on Sunday night in reference to a man asleep in his truck.

Officer John De Leon approached the white Chevrolet Silverado and found a man hunched over towards the steering wheel. The officer observed a syringe in the middle console of the truck, report stated.

The man, identified as Phillip Tijerina was awoken and he stepped out of the vehicle. He was detained for further investigation.

According to De Leon's report, a search of the vehicle uncovered nine additional syringes and a clear plastic bag with heroin.

Tijerina was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Jim Wells County jail.