A Brooklyn Park man who called police Tuesday to report an attempted break-in was arrested on drug charges, county police said yesterday.
Northern District Officer Michael Barclay, who responded to the call from an apartment in the 4600 block of Ritchie Highway, found three men and a woman standing on the porch, police said.
The man who called police claimed that the people were trying to get in because he owed them $150 for drugs, police said. The man told the authorities that he was a cocaine addict with a $200- to $300-a-day habit.
Officer Barclay asked whether the man had any drugs in the house and got the man's consent for a search. The officer found three plastic bags with suspected cocaine residue in them, two pipes and a white plastic tube used for smoking cocaine, police said.
Howard Stanley Levering, 29, of the 4600 block of Ritchie Highway was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
* Ferndale: Thieves broke into a home in the 700 block of Sunnyfield Lane Tuesday morning and stole nearly $900 worth of property, including two videocassette recorders, a sterling silver necklace, a box of old coins and $40 in rolled quarters, dimes and nickels.