A Ross County man faces felony charges after police found him asleep in a car with drugs and several weapons. Benjamin J. Hatmacher, 34, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired, driving under suspension, no operator’s license, possession of drugs, and having weapons under disability.
Police were called to the Subway on North High Street just before 8 p.m., Tuesday, after someone found a man passed out in the driver's seat. A report says there was a tray with what appeared to be cocaine next to him. Two more bags of what appeared to be cocaine fell out of Hatmacher's lap when police pulled him out of the car.
Officers also found several weapons, including an unloaded Smith & Wesson .22 caliber pistol in a holster inside Hatmacher's pants. In the vehicle there was an ISSC MK 22, an AK 47, and a loaded Armalite AR-10 along with several boxes of ammunition and gun parts.
Hatmacher denied knowing where the cocaine came from, according to a police report, but did admit he knew he wasn't supposed to have any firearms since he has a previous felony conviction. That conviction was for possession of cocaine in 2008.