An Iberia man faces felony drug charges after police responded to a report that he was unconscious sitting in the middle of the road on the opposing lane of Main Street early in the morning of July 16.

A’lex Russell, 25, of Iberia faces two felony drug possession charges, one felony charge of driving with a revoked license, and misdemeanors for possessing marijuana and brass knuckles.

Boonville Police were called to the area around Laura Speed Elliott Middle School around 4:18 a.m. July 16 for a report of the driver of a red car while parked in the middle of the opposing lane on Main Street, according to a probable cause statement filed by Sgt. Maggie Schanzmeyer. Callers reported the driver appeared to be passed out, she wrote.

Officer’s couldn’t find the vehicle when they responded to Main Street, but Schanzmeyer passed a car about 10 minutes later on Sixth Street, near the intersection of Locust Street, stopped in the road with lit headlights. She saw Russell sitting in the driver’s seat, leaning his head back with his eyes shut, she wrote.

Schanzmeyer woke Russell and asked him to step out of the car. Russell gave her permission to search the car, and she allegedly found a bag behind the driver seat with a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue.

She also found 22 pills, including Xanax, Klonopin and opioid painkillers, she wrote. She also allegedly found a bag with 5.9 grams of methamphetamine and another bag containing marijuana.

Schanzmeyer found a pair of brass knuckles in Russell’s pocket while making the arrest. Russell’s driver’s license was revoked and he had three convictions for driving while revoked within the last ten years, making it a felony offense.