Heroin said found on man found slumped over in store parking lot

LACONIA — A Canterbury man was ordered held on $1,000 cash-only bail for heroin possession after police found him slouched over in his car while parked in the Vista Foods parking lot off South Main Street.

Police said Tyler Harriman, 22, of New Road in Canterbury faces one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of heroin possession.

City police said they received a phone call about a man who was alone in his car and was not alert.

Affidavits said officers smelled alcohol and Harriman allegedly failed a field sobriety test and blew at .17 on the portable breath test. He was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital and two blood samples were taken.

Police conducted a property search on his car and found a spoon with some residue and several syringes.

When asked, Harriman allegedly told the arresting officer he was a heroin user.