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Watertown man charged with heroin possession

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GOUVERNEUR — Village police on Tuesday charged Justin H. Roach, 25, of 17726 Old Rome State Road, Watertown, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired by drugs and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors.

Police said they found Mr. Roach asleep at the wheel of his motor vehicle in the intersection of Clinton and West Main streets. Field tests led them to believe he was under the influence of drugs. Additionally, police said, they discovered a plastic bag in the vehicle within Mr. Roach’s reach containing a powder that tested positive for heroin.

He was arraigned in Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

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