A 20-year-old Saukville man charged with — is now also facing charges for possession of narcotics and possession of a controlled substance.
After posting his $500 bond in connection with the hit-and-run charges, Michael Frey stopped at the , as well as the district attorney's office, to request access to his car to retrieve a few items, including an iPod.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee County Circuit Court:
Frey's car had been impounded after the accident that sent 22-year-old Chris Morano to the hospital with a head injury and bruises in his left elbow, according to police reports.
In the meantime, Port Washington officers had learned from an unidentified person that Frey had a secret compartment below the shifter of his car, in which he kept drugs.
Officers told Frey they would retrieve the iPod, and also conduct a search for other valuables. In doing so, they found 33 Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills in an unlabeled bottle below the shifting compartment; they also found a bag of Suboxone films.
Suboxone is a substance used to treat dependence to opioids, according to Suboxone.com. Oxycodone Hydrochloride is an opioid, according to FDA.gov.
In talking with police, Frey said he was not a drug dealer and that he "had a problem ... (and) started to use the Suboxone to help his problem," the report said.
Including the hit-and-run incident, Frey now faces two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. If convicted, he faces four years, three months and 30 days in prison as well as $20,500 in fines. He is set to appear in court for his initial appearance at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 6.