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Sleeping man in Auburn jail parking lot booked for drugs

Chas Vanmiddelkoop.
Chas Vanmiddelkoop. Placer County Sheriff’s Office

A man found slumped over in his truck in the parking lot of the Auburn jail was walked into the lock-up after being arrested for allegedly being found with drugs.

Chas Vanmiddelkoop, 19, was found sleeping with marijuana and a digital scale in his lap about 3 p.m. Saturday in his truck that was parked at the jail, 2775 Richardson Drive, according to a post by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

Deputies said they also found open cases next to him with what appeared to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Deputies who questioned him said Vanmiddelkoop gave them a false name.

He also said the was there to pick up his girlfriend, who was scheduled to be released from jail the same day. The girlfriend provided deputies with the sleepy man’s true name.

Deputies said when they searched the truck they found a small amount of heroin on foil and bags of marijuana with prices. Other pills and powders were sent to a laboratory for identification.

Vanmiddelkoop was taken inside the jail and arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing a false name to deputies.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews