The plea fell on deaf ears, as Michael Geringer, 32, of Huron, was charged with possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instrument.
When officers stopped Geringer’s noisy Ford Taurus at about 5 p.m., they immediately recognized him from past drug incidents, according to a Perkins police report.
A brief search turned up the two loaded needles.
“Joe, can’t you just get rid of them for me?” Geringer allegedly asked one of the officers, who declined the offer.
Geringer then told police he’s been using heroin for about a month. He told them he’d been addicted to Percocet, but when that habit got too expensive he found heroin a cheap alternative, the report said.
“Geringer asked several times for me not to arrest him and just dispose of the needle as he is in the process of going through rehab but he has not been able to get into a rehab facility yet due to a waiting list,” the report said.
Geringer remains in the Erie County jail on $10,240 bond.