On June 11 at about 7:11 p.m, Detective Michael Losurdo was near Fourth and Jackson streets when police dispatch stated that it received a call of a white male wearing a gray t-shirt and jeans using narcotics in the area of Third and Harrison streets.
Det. Losurdo responded and found the described man behind 311 Harrison allegedly in the process of injecting himself with a syringe.
Losurdo saw the man allegedly tying a band around his arm and pulling it with his teeth, while allegedly holding a syringe in his hand.
Losurdo approached, identified himself, and ordered the man to drop the syringe, and he complied.
Lesurdo then placed him under arrest without incident and secured the syringe which allegedly appeared to contain a liquid believed to be heroin.
The man also allegedly had three empty folds of heroin in his possession.
He was identified as Alex Kettles, 32, of Jersey City.
Officer Anthony Rutkowski responded as backup and transported Kettles to headquarters for processing.
Kettles was charged with Possession of CDS/Heroin, Possession of Hypodermic Needle and Syringe, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Kettles’s charges were placed on a summons, and he was released with a court date.
He is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.