Police said a man was arrested in connection with public intoxication at a gas station after he allegedly told them he drink 100 ounces of beer and used heroin that day, according to a police report.
John Scott Brotherton, 37, whose hometown was not listed, was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, police said.
Myrtle Beach officers were called about 8 p.m. Friday to a Circle K gas station at 6501 N. Kings Hwy. in reference to a loitering complaint, authorities said.
Police came into contact with Brotherton there, who they described as a “known heroin user,” according to the report.
Authorities said Brotherton smelled like alcohol and allegedly told them he consumed about 100 ounces of beer that day and had shot up heroin about an hour before speaking with them.
According to the report, a store clerk at the gas station, whose age was not listed, told authorities Brotherton tried to fight a customer there and was acting disorderly before police arrived.
Authorities said Brotherton was searched and 10 hypodermic needles, a tourniquet, and several empty heroin slips were found on him.
However, authorities said Brotherton was not charged with drug paraphernalia possession because no drugs were found on him.