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CLEVES, Ohio (AP) — Police say a fuel truck driver who apparently overdosed on drugs and was found slumped over the wheel of his running vehicle at an Ohio gas station was "sitting on a bomb."

WLWT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2tfKTVT ) that 36-year-old Kristopher Phoenix has been charged with felony drug possession and operating a vehicle under the influence. The Cincinnati man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Cleves, outside Cincinnati.

Police say a customer noticed Phoenix slumped over the wheel and notified store clerks, who called police. Officers found a film canister inside the truck containing heroin, pills and a straw. Police say Phoenix didn't need to be revived with the opioid reversal drug naloxone.

Police Chief Rick Jones says Phoenix was "sitting on a bomb."

Phoenix's lawyer wasn't immediately available for comment Thursday.

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Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com

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